Put all ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
Shake hard with 1/2 cubed, 1/2 crushed ice until shaker is frosty.
Double strain into chilled martini glass.
In the summer of 1898 a group of Cuban-American mining engineers working in the iron mines near Santiago in Cuba would meet every morning at around 8am at the Venus bar in Santiago to loose their throats before work.
Due to the threat of yellow fever, the engineers were compensated generously in their contracts. They received a significant salary and substantial tobacco ration, but most importantly, at the request of Jennings Stockton Cox, the superintendent of the mines, they also received a monthly delivery of BACARDI Superior Rum. While trying to think of ways to keep cool, Mr Cox started to experiment with the rum.
His drink of choice was a mixture of BACARDI Superior Rum , fresh pressed lime juice and sugar, shaken hard and served in a flute glass, and this is what the engineers drank in the Venus. One morning Cox, in whose diary the original recipe is recorded, called upon the assembled company to name the drink. They decided upon Daiquiri, that being the name of the mining village and the nearby river. The drink was imported to America courtesy of Admiral Lucius Johnson, who came across it in Cuba 1909, and subsequently brought the recipe back to the US with him and introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington. The Daiquiri has since been received with open arms by bartenders and drinkers the world over as the Cuban cocktail par-excellence.
Martini / Cocktail