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The Coconut Crush Daiquiri | Adventurous Mixology

Happy National Rum Day!


Yar!


In honor of the holiday, we thought we should share one of Nelson's favorite cocktails, the Coconut Crush Daiquiri.


Now, before we begin, we have to make something very very clear.

There is no blender required for this drink. Or strawberries.

We know, that might shock those of you who hear the word "daiquiri" and picture a frozen pink slushy with a strawberry peeking out the top. That is NOT a real daiquiri. That is a sugar bomb masquerading as a cocktail and should never, EVER be ordered, as far as we're concerned.


A classic daiquiri consists of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.


That's it. The only use of ice is for chilling the drink, not blending into it.


It should look something like this:

Classic daiquiri cocktail in delicate glassware with lime garnish on a silver tray

Smooth as the sunshine in Key West.


If you've never had a classic daiquiri, we highly recommend it. It's lightly sweet and beautifully refreshing. However, we do admit that most bartenders will assume you mean the terrible kind, and you'll have to specify a REAL daiquiri in order to get what you want. Trust us, it's 100% worth ordering if you have a bartender who knows his stuff.


That said, there are many variations on the classic daiquiri that are sublime. One of our favorites is the Coconut Crush.


Nelson loves it so much he turned it into one of his first pieces of Cocktail Art.

You can find the recipe on the art, itself, but we've included it here, as well.


You're welcome.


Coconut Crush Daiquiri

  • 1.5 oz Coconut Rum

  • 0.5 oz Dark Rum

  • 0.5 oz 99 Pineapple Liqueur

  • 0.5 oz Bai Coconut Water

  • 0.5 oz Sweetened Lime Juice

  • Pineapple slice for garnish

  • Pineapple leaf for garnish

  1. Combine all liquids in a shaker over ice

  2. Stir for 30 seconds

  3. Pour into chilled glass and garnish with pineapple slice and leaf

There you have it. So sweet and simple you'll forget the blender abomination even exists.


Happy Rum-day!


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