Daiquiri No.1 (El Floridita style)
Daiquiri No.1 (El Floridita style) is a classic rum-based cocktail that is believed to have originated in Cuba. The cocktail is closely associated with the renowned El Floridita bar in Havana, which was a popular gathering spot for writers and artists during the early 20th century.
The exact origin of the Daiquiri No.1 is somewhat debated, but it is widely agreed that it was first created in the early 1900s. The cocktail is said to have been invented by Constantino Ribailagua, the head bartender at El Floridita, as a variation of the original Daiquiri cocktail.
The original Daiquiri cocktail dates back to the late 1800s and was named after a beach in Santiago de Cuba. It was made with white rum, lime juice, and sugar, served over ice. However, the Daiquiri No.1 introduced a few modifications to enhance its flavor and balance. It incorporates the addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice, which give the drink a slightly sweeter and more complex taste.
Over the years, the Daiquiri No.1 (El Floridita style) gained popularity among locals and tourists alike. It became iconic as one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktails, and he frequently visited El Floridita to enjoy his beloved drink. The cocktail's reputation continued to grow, solidifying its place as a classic cocktail in the world of mixology.
Today, the Daiquiri No.1 (El Floridita style) remains a timeless and elegant cocktail that is enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts worldwide. Its refreshing taste and rich history make it a staple in bars and restaurants, providing a taste of Cuban culture with each sip.
BLEND all ingredients with 6oz scoop of crushed ice
Pour into glass and serve