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National Daiquiri Day

Strawberry daiquiriJuly 19 is National Daiquiri Day!

The daiquiri is a classic cocktail made up of rum, lime juice and sugar, though other flavors and ingredients,  such as fruit,  are often added. American mining engineer Jennings Cox supposedly invented the daiquiri in 1905 while working in the town of Daiquiri, near Santiago, Cuba. According to legend, he came up with this popular tropical cocktail when he ran out of gin while entertaining guests. However, since all three ingredients of the original daiquiri are produced in abundance in Cuba, it’s very likely that that the cocktail had already existed.

Learn more about the history of the daiquiri and the secret to making the cocktail just right by clicking here.

Celebrate National Daiquiri Day by making a round of daiquiris for everyone! Click here for both a classic daiquiri and a strawberry daiquiri recipe.

Enjoy your daiquiri frozen or on the rocks!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, squaremeal.co.uk
Photo Source: Elektra Noelani Fisher from London, England via Wikimedia Commons
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National Pina Colada Day

July 10 is National Pina Colada Day!Piña Colada

A pina colada, which translates into “strained pineapple” in Spanish, is a rum-based cocktail that originated from Puerto Rico. Other core ingredients include cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

There’s no better time to celebrate this refreshing, tropical beverage than smack dab in the middle of the summertime. Whip up a blended or shaken pina colada, garnish with a tropically fragrant pineapple slice, lounge next to the pool and pretend the splash of water is the rush of waves on a secluded beach. Check out one of the recipes below!

Pina Colada

Pina Colada (made with vanilla ice cream…yum!)

Slimmed Pina Coladas (aka the healthier version)

And if you’re feeling really festive – or just really like pineapple and coconut flavored foods and drinks – bake a Pina Colada Cake!

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.com

 

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