dai·​qui·​ri | \ˈda-kə-rē, ˈdī- \

Definition of daiquiri 

: an alcoholic drink that is usually made of rum, crushed fruit or fruit juice, and sugar a frozen strawberry daiquiri

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As in baking, that touch of salt makes complementary flavors—like the lime and sugar in a daiquiri—pop. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "‘Grass-to-Glass’ Rums: What You Need to Know," 3 Aug. 2018 One drink, called the Pilar, after Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat, and inspired by the daiquiri made for him at the restaurant La Floridita, contains gin, grapefruit-lime cordial, Cristal aguardiente, Manzanilla Sherry and Campari. Elizabeth G. Dunn, WSJ, "My Cocktail’s Smarter Than Yours: A Guide to the World’s Brainiest Bar Menus," 12 July 2018 At the sweet-sour boozy intersection, the daiquiri gets the right of way. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit bar named one of Esquire's best in America," 30 May 2018 One of his most popular is McCoy's Death, which is a take on a daiquiri. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trader Nick's South Shore Inn in Cudahy doesn't mess around when it comes to rum," 12 July 2018 Cool down with pomegranate ice tea or a daiquiri, or a coffee frappe. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 There are several others, like strawberry daiquiri, that are still sold only in Nevada. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 My order: a classic daiquiri, one of the few drinks on the menu that’s more tart than sweet. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "In search of the Great American Wine," 14 June 2018 Bedney responded, and their conversation ultimately led to him picking her up, buying her a daiquiri and McDonald's, and then bringing her to the hotel in New Orleans East, Daley said. Heather Nolan, NOLA.com, "Mistrial declared after jury fails to reach verdict in 2017 rape case," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of daiquiri

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daiquiri

Daiquirí, Cuba

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: an alcoholic drink that is usually made of rum, crushed fruit or fruit juice, and sugar

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