But this cocktail isn't the overly-sweet version many of us remember from the 70's. Instead, this recipe takes the 1970's most popular drink back to it's earlier roots in the 1940's while still honoring the disco era it was so largely a part of.
The daiquiri in its classic form isn't the overly-sweet frozen concoction we've come to know from the 1970's. The true classic of the 1940's only uses three quality ingredients - aged dark rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup - and is shaken, not frozen. This classic daiquiri is the one we're talking about here. However, we're giving a holla back to the 1970's version by adding a splash of grenadine as a gentle nod to the fruity cocktail of the disco era.
A classic "shaken" cocktail
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- Grenadine, splash
- Lime Wedge for Garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add ice to shaker.Shake vigorously until your libation is sufficiently chilled. Add a splash of grenadine to the bottom of a martini glass or old-fashioned.Strain mixture over top and add a lime wedge for garnish.
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Unlike the frozen tropical version, this classic daiquiri is vigorously shaken then strained into a chilled glass. And if it's served in a vintage cocktail glass appropriate to its era? Well then, you're golden.
And if you're looking to keep it authentic, serve your cocktails in a vintage set of glasses appropriate to the era. This set of 1970s Georges Briard glassware is perfectly appropriate for the Disco Daiquiri. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see a peek of these fun cocktail glasses!