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The Best Lime Cocktail: The Daiquiri

Our favorite way to celebrate summer is with a delicious daiquiri. On National Daiquiri Day, grab your Twisted Alchemy Persian Lime Sour and get ready to raise a glass to this classic cocktail.

The history of the daiquiri can be traced back to the late 19th century in Cuba. Its origins lie in the small mining town of Daiquiri, located on the southeastern coast of the island, where American engineers sought relief from the scorching Caribbean heat with this blend of lime, sugar, and rum.

One such engineer was Jennings Cox, who found himself with limited ingredients to mix a drink to beat the heat, improvised a concoction using what he could discover locally. Thankfully, now you don’t have to search in the heat to create a delicious cocktail. Twisted Alchemy can deliver your much-needed citrus juice directly to your door. No need to scorch in the sun to find your favorite 100% Persian Lime Cold Pressed Juice or Persian Lime Sour Cold Pressed Mixer

Cox's original daiquiri recipe included three simple ingredients: Cuban rum, lime juice, and sugar. He combined them in a cocktail shaker with ice, creating a refreshing libation that quickly gained popularity among his fellow American expatriates.

The drink's reputation grew, and it soon caught the attention of American author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway, who was known for his love of Cuba and its vibrant cocktail culture. Hemingway became a regular at the El Floridita bar in Havana, where the bartender, Constantino Ribalaigua, refined the daiquiri recipe to suit Hemingway's preferences.

Ribalaigua created a variation known as the "Papa Doble" or "Hemingway Daiquiri," which omitted the sugar and instead added grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. This version catered to Hemingway's taste for tart and bitter flavors, and it became synonymous with the writer himself. No need to go to Cuba to replicate this historic drink (though we wouldn’t blame you!). Just crack open your Twisted Alchemy’s 100% Grapefruit Cold Pressed Juice and prepare to be transported.

In the early 20th century, the popularity of the daiquiri extended beyond Cuba. Prohibition in the United States drove Americans to seek alcohol in other countries, making Cuba a popular destination for tourists looking to enjoy daiquiris under the Cuban sun.

The daiquiri's fame continued to grow, and it found its way into the cocktail repertoire of bartenders worldwide. Its simplicity and versatility made it a favorite among mixologists, who experimented with various tropical flavor variations. Ready to experiment like the mixologists of the past? Try a Twisted Alchemy Passion Fruit daiquiri.

The daiquiri's association with tropical leisure and exotic locales further elevated its status. It became a signature drink of Caribbean resorts and a staple at beachside bars around the world. Its popularity continued to soar, thanks in part to its appearances in literature and films, further solidifying its iconic status.

On National Daiquiri Day, look no further than Twisted Alchemy’s line of cold pressed juices to deliver a new and inventive twist on this classic cocktail.

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