Is it hot where you live? Here in Dallas we have finally hit the triple digits. Every year we forget how incredibly hot 100 degrees + feels. It’s like a sauna, oven, the heat miser, whatever… We try anything to stay cool. To help cool your taste buds and tummy, we are sharing the Menta Daiquiri with you during this summer heat wave.
When we hear the word daiquiri, we tend to think about overly sweet rum drinks made with whipped cream, a cherry and an umbrella on top. Actually the original daiquiris were made only with rum, lime juice and sugar…. no cherry, no umbrella. As with many cocktails there are a few different stories circulating about its origin. However, all stories agree that the drink was invented near a beach town in Cuba named Daiquiri, thus the drink had a name.
Our daiquiri recipe attempts to mimic the original recipe for daiquiris. We use a few basic ingredients, rum, lime juice, sugar, together with Branca Menta and mint.
To make this refreshing cool treat, you need to get out your blender. Place your cocktail glasses in the freezer to chill. To start, add lime juice, sugar, Branca Menta, mint leaves and crushed ice to the blender. Blend all of this together. Hint: If you want fine ice like in most frozen drinks at restaurants, start with crushed ice in your blender. We happened to have some Sonic ice on hand. By blending the Sonic ice in the blender we got a fine frozen ice mixture.
After blending the first ingredients, we added the rum a half ounce at a time to the frozen mixture, blending in between. Pour the frozen mixture into your chilled glasses, and garnish with fresh mint and an umbrella. Sit back. Kick your feet up and enjoy the minty coolness as it enters your body. Ahhhhhh!
Often we have friends that tell us that they don’t like to purchase various bottles of liquor for a recipe, when the recipe only calls for an ounce or two. We hear you. That is why we try to share with you multiple recipes that use similar liquor ingredients. Try some of these recipes out this weekend. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Other recipes using Branca Menta that we have shared with you are:
Have a great weekend. Don’t melt. Stay cool!
Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.