dai·​qui·​ri | \ ˈda-kə-rē How to pronounce daiquiri (audio) , ˈdī- How to pronounce daiquiri (audio) \

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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Drink specials include classic $7 craft cocktails (think Moscow mule, Tom Collins, daiquiri, margarita, old fashioned, Sazerac). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Best happy hours in Miami, Lauderdale, Boca, Delray, West Palm Beach and other South Florida cities.," 12 Mar. 2019 The Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and daiquiri are but a few of the oldest and best cocktails in the world made with just three ingredients. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "12 Cocktail Books to Improve Your Bartending Skills," 9 Nov. 2018 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

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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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