Daiquiris or strawberry daiquiri in particular are served in many different styles, the most commonly known must be the “slushed ice” version.
When I have guests at home, I often serve cocktails. When I ask my guests what they wish to drink, the answer “a daiquiri” is common. That always leads me to the question – a real daiquiri or the wrong slushed ice version ? usually they think the overly sweetened and artificial slushed ice version, that are served in some bars is the right way to make a daiquiri.
But its not – A daiquiri is a wonderful thing, and can come in many different taste variations. When made properly its a match made in heaven, that always leaves my guests amazed of how delicious a “real daiquiri” can be.
Depending on your mood and preferences, you can swap the type of rum to your liking, and exchange the sweetener to what you prefer. My recommendation is to start with a 50-25-15 ml recipe or 60-30-20 (Rum-lime-syrup) and from there experiment with different kind of daiquiris, use a simple syrup for a classic daiquiri, strawberry syrup for a strawberry daiquiri, mango for a mango daiquiri and so on. You can even use the classic recipe and muddle fruit in the shaker instead of using flavoured syrup. The possibilities are endless, especially if you make your own syrups, then you can tweak and fine tune your daiquiris to perfection.
Below I have provided 6 daiquiri recipes, that I hope you will try, or will give you inspiration to make your own delicious daiquiris.
Who doesn’t love good festive gin and tonics ? In this post I have made some delicious suggestions for you, on how to serve some festive gin and tonics that both taste and looks good.
Over the past years gin and tonic increased in popularity, and for a good reason, the market for both gins and tonics is wide, with many options to find the perfect taste just for you and your next bubbly treat.
A gin and tonic can take you in so many different directions, depending on the gin and tonic you’ll use. The botanicals which are used in the making of them makes a huge difference in how your gin and tonic will taste. I really like to experiment with the taste in a gin a tonic, using modifyers or a tonic that I think pairs well with the gin.
The visual appereace of the cocktail is important and can easily reach a wow-effect, either by building in layers, torching a sprig of herb or pouring in the tonic in front of the consumer (or the camera). Gin and tonic should be a festive, bubbly and delicious thirst quencher.
Want to infuse your own gin with butterfly pea flower ? Click here to make it yourself !
Tip ! For a plain gin and tonic I recommend to use 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic water and always use plenty of ice.
Cheers & enjoy !
Festive gin and tonics – recipes
50 ml Blueberry infused gin 20 ml Dry vermouth 1 bsp Vanilla syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Glass straw
50 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin 10 ml Memento aromatic blend 1 bsp Cranberry syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, cranberry syrup and aromatic blend, stir and top with tonic. Float with gin. Garnish: Rosemary and a glass straw
Sloe limon T
30 ml Sloe gin floated 30 ml Limoncello Dash grapefruit bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, limoncello and bitters, stir and top with tonic. Float with sloe gin. Garnish: Rosemary, dehydrated grapefruit and a glass straw
40 ml Apple gin 20 ml Apple vermouth 10 ml Green chartreuse Dash ginger bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Dehydrated apple, lemon and a glass straw
Old fashioned cocktail – on the IBA official cocktails list, under the category “The unforgettables”. It’s a template I enjoy expirimenting with, and is orignally made with whiskey or bourbon. You can use any type of base spirit of choice and sweetener or modifyer, which will give you endless choice, so you get the flavour profile you like and prefer.
For my Old fashioned recipes I prefer to use 60 ml / 6 cl of spirit to 10 – 15 ml / 1 – 1,5 cl of modifyer / sweetener and a few drops of bitters, stirred over ice to perfectly diluted.
In this post I have displayed five different Old fashioned styled serves, to show that there are many ways to make an Old fashioned.
Do you have a favorite Old fashioned recipe I should try ? Tell me in the comments below.
Old fashioned cocktail – RECIPES
50 ml Vintage brandy barrel 4 from bhakta spirits 1 bsp Demerara syrup homemade Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice cubes made from Icelandic lava rocks Garnish: Maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick and dehydrated orange
Runoi old fashioned
60 ml Runoi rum 10 ml Licor 43 1 bsp Acerola syrup Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated orange and a sprig of mint
Camilla´s Old fashioned
60 ml Bourbon 1 bsp Camilla sunday syrup* 1 bsp Mint syrup homemade Dash angostura bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated orange