With spring in the forecast for this weekend, at least where we are, "The Case of Cocktails" is certainly an appropriate post!
The honorable occasion of EnglishMuffin’s own Bess’s birthday a few weeks ago was celebrated with a Strawberry Daiquiri, whose recipe (slightly modified) from the book, “The Ultimate Bar Book” by Mittie Hellmich is as follows:
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled and chilled)
½ cup sliced strawberries
¼ ounce crème de framboise
garnish: lime slice or strawberry
Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.
If you’ve never had them, try Daiquiris in classic, strawberry, banana, watermelon or peach.
Other drinks to try: Margarita, Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Mint Julep, Mojito (mo-HEE-to), Kir, Whiskey Sour, Long Island Iced Tea, Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Manhattan, White Russian, Caipirinha (pronounced Car-pre-EEN-ya).
- The Guerilla Gourmand