When I checked our drinking calendar (side note: I love that we have a drinking calendar) and saw that we were having a Daiquiri it seemed the perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. I called-in sick, pulled out our industrial-strength blender, picked some strawberries at the local patch, grabbed a jug of rum, and sat in the kitchen waiting for Mrs. Bottle to return from work so we could whip up a delicious frozen creation. I was certain it would knock the socks off the ones we have at our favorite local restaurant, Applebees.
When Mrs. Bottle pulled a cocktail glass out of the freezer and started pouring rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into the cocktail shaker it left me shocked and saddened. It turns out that a traditional Daiquiri has very little to do with the frozen drinks you get at Fat Tuesday or your favorite drive-through. Inside Edition should investigate how this drink got bastardized from a simple cocktail into a sot's Slurpee instead of hassling people who have busy lives and enjoy the convenience of a to-go adult beverage. I’m not sure it required much investigative journalism to deduce that some people who get buy drinks at a drive-through consume them while driving. On the next Inside Edition: There is pornography available on the Internet!
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Overall Rating for the Daiquiri
Taste: 4 – Just barely squeaked past a 3
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 6 – 22% Alcohol
1 .5 oz Light Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
1 tsp Superfine Sugar or Simple Syrup