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In the past year, I’ve ordered a daiquiri at quite a few Seacoast bars. Vodka martini gin It’s one of my favorite cocktails and quite simple – just rum, citrus (usually lime) and a sweetener of some kind (usually simple syrup). Martini extra dry vermouth Sadly, I’ve been met once too often with looks of confusion from bartenders or statements like “We can’t make one because we don’t have a blender” (alt. Dirty gin martini without vermouth frozen drink machine).

Sweet tea vodka martini recipes I’ve taken to asking for a “classic” daiquiri in the hope that the bartender will be able to differentiate what I’m asking for – the drink which probably originated in the early 1900s in Cuba and became popular in the ’40s – from the sweet frozen concoction found at beachside bars, especially at the Jersey Shore of my youth. Sweet tea vodka drink recipes We see it mentioned in F. Sweet vodka cocktail recipes Scott Fitzgerald’s “This Side of Paradise” and we know that Hemingway sipped them at El Floridita in Havana. Sweet vodka drink recipes He created his own version, “The Hemingway Daiquiri,” with grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur and ordered them as doubles, the infamous “Papa Doble.”

Sure, that smacks of snobbery, I admit, and I also admit that frozen drinks, more refined versions that is, are making a comeback at “craft” cocktail bars. Sweet vermouth drink recipes When I whined about my daiquiri experiences on Facebook a few weeks ago, Hugo’s (Portland, ME) bartender Paul Russell let me know he was putting a few on his cocktail menu, including a strawberry daiquiri variation. Gin and vermouth drink recipes I look forward to that. Dry vermouth drink recipes In Austin, one of my neighborhood bars, King Bee, has two frozen drink machines for classic drinks like an Aviation and Bees Knees.

That frozen daiquiri came about at El Floridita when bartender Constantino Ribalaigua blended the classic with shaved ice and, when blenders became available to most of America, it rose in popularity. Whiskey and vermouth recipe Enter the cocktail revival in the ’90s and those classics are back.

Before I go on to give you some of my favorite daiquiri recipes and places to order one, I recommend a Daiquiri Time Out (DTO). Martini recipe gin dirty Metro Boston did a story about a year ago on the DTO and say it’s a Boston thing, referring to this legend told by Island Creek Oyster Bar General Manager Vikram Hegde.

“It’s one of those things that it’s kind of nebulous, like the history of every cocktail,” he tells us. Martini ingredients gin “This was subject to interpretation, but the story I had heard was that a bunch of bartenders getting into a heated argument about politics or how to stir a cocktail or something, I don’t know, but then someone was like, ‘OK, well, everyone needs a daiquiri timeout.’ And then that phrase just caught on with the Boston restaurant scene.”

He goes on to say that the DTO is really just a mini daiquiri and in addition to being something sipped to create a pause in a heated discussion or an emergency, it’s a bit of a wink and nod, saying “Hey, I’m in the industry. Recipe martini gin ” Shots of Fernet fit into this category, too.

Eater Boston reports a more specific origin story. Recipe gingerbread martini They say that Thirst Boston founder Andrew Deitz came up with it when “he and some friends on Martha’s Vineyard were discussing another’s actions after an unfortunate situation and decided he’d have handled himself better had he had a daiquiri first. Cocktail made from gin and dry vermouth The ritual spread to Boston bartenders, and the DTO now appears on many menus throughout town.” It’s “a modern day drinking ritual that celebrates that act of taking a moment.”

There’s even a website dedicated to the daiquiri, Wino vermouth martini bianco 1l As they say, “There is always time for a daiquiri. Whiskey sweet vermouth recipes Even in the face of catastrophic emergency, in which life or death actually depends on immediate action, there is still always time for a daiquiri.”

I wouldn’t go that far, but a properly made daiquiri is one of my favorite cocktails. Cocktail made from whiskey vermouth and angostura bitters Get one at The Wallingford Dram and The Black Birch in Kittery. Whiskey bitters recipe In Portsmouth, go to Louie’s, The Franklin Oyster House, Moxy, Black Trumpet, CURE, Row 34, Martingale Wharf and Upstairs at Massimo(just a few suggestions). Bourbon dry vermouth drinks In Dover, get one at Sonny’s Tavern. Whiskey sweet vermouth and bitters In Exeter, at Otis and Epoch. Fee brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters recipes In Hampton, try Tinos. Cocktail whisky angostura bitters Go up to York Beach and get one at Stone’s Throw.

A daiquiri is best served in a coupe glass, but in a pinch a martini cocktail glass will do. Whisky bitters recipe While the classic calls for white rum, I experiment with the many wonderful rums out there including Plantation pineapple (Stiggins’ Fancy).

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Whiskey bitters cocktail recipe Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lime, and serve.

I like to substitute a high quality banana liqueur like Gifford’s Banane du Bresil creme de banane for the simple syrup.

Combine all ingredients (except for the garnish) with 1 cup crushed ice in a electric blender. Cocktail made with gin and vermouth Blend at a low speed for five seconds, then high speed until firm. Bourbon dry vermouth cocktail Pour contents into a tall glass, top with garnish.

This recipe from Saveur makes a fun double-layered summer drink

Puree half the rum, syrup, juice, all the berries and 1 1?2 cups ice in a blender. Whiskey dry vermouth cocktail Pour into two glasses; freeze. Gin vermouth martini recipes Puree remaining rum, syrup, juice, cream, bananas and 1 1?2 cups ice. Gin vermouth cocktail recipes Pour over strawberry mixture.—5UJfYJbxqYpJA

Great news for all of us! Restaurateur extraordinaire Deb Weeks is the new general manager at Martingale Wharf in Portsmouth. Gin and dry vermouth cocktails Formerly the owner of Green Monkey and then the GM at Demeters, she’s a hospitality talent like no other. Best dry vermouth for dirty vodka martini I’m so looking forward to experiencing her wonderful hospitality at Martingale Wharf.

Rachel Forrest is a former restaurant owner who lives in Exeter (and Austin, Texas). Best dry vodka martini recipe She can be reached by email at Dry vermouth martini recipes Read more of her Dining Out reviews online.

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