I’ve never had D tell me what I need to post. Yesterday he informed me, quite excitedly and unusually animatedly, that today was National Rum Day and that I had to write about it.
This morning he wished me a Happy Rum Day. Otherwise known as Friday in our house. 🙂
The boy loves his rum.
That being said, I wanted D to write today’s post, which he agreed to, if he could write it tomorrow… He clearly does NOT understand how this works. 🙂 So it is up to me to relay the recipe for a classic daiquiri that he made for us. Very fresh, on the sour side, and good! They don’t look like how you think a lime daiquiri should (i.e. green!) due to the dark rum that my bartender used. White/light rum is the usual choice.
(Photo a la D)
Happy National Rum Day!
Yield: 1 cocktail
1 1/2 oz light rum
3/4 oz lime juice
1/4 oz Rich Simple Syrup (recipe below)
1. Pour the rum, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice cubes.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Rich Simple Syrup
2 parts sugar
1 part water
1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
3. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. (Note: Don’t let the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick.)
4. Allow to cool completely and thicken, then refrigerate in an airtight container.