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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever!

This popular drink was created , as the story goes, by a group of American miners in 1905 in a bar located in Santiago, Cuba, which is close to a beach that shares the name of the mine "Daiquiri". Originally served in a tall glass, this pungent drink remained in Cuba until around 1909. The drink spread it's wings when a US Naval Officer had a taste and whisked it back to the states with him. He took the recipe to the Army and Navy clubs where it grew in popularity. In the 1940's alcohol like whiskey and vodka were rationed by the military but the Good Neighbor Policy of Roosevelt allowed for easy aquisition of rum with free trade to Cuba.
The Basic Daiquiri
Juice of 2 Limes
3 oz. of light rum
1 teaspoon of sugar
glass of ice
Place ice in a tall glass, pour sugar over ice, add lime juice, add rum, stir.
1 cup of light rum
2 cups of frozen whole strawberries
1/3 cup of sugar
3/4 cup lime juice
place rum and lime juice in your blender, dissolve sugar in the rum and juice, add a few strawberries to the blender, pulsing to break them up and then add more. Pour into chilled or frozen glasses.
1 1/2 cup frozen lemon concentrate
3/4 cup frozen lime concentrate
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups light rum
Puree the fresh strawberries in your blender, add concentrate and rum and blend, freeze. Serve with a 1/4 cup of Sprite.
Oh Yeah!

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