Cocktail of the Week: La Floridita Daiquiri

19 Feb

I was in the mood for something tangy and sweet (but not too sweet), so I consulted my trusty tome, Vintage Spirit and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh, and found the recipe for La Floridita Daiquiri.  This is not the syrupy sweet, Slurpee-like daiquiri you get at American resorts in Jamaica. This is tart and fresh with the perfect amount of kick.  It’s more of a summer drink, but I’m enjoying it now and letting it fuel my fantasies of spring’s impending arrival…


  • 2 oz rum
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

Blend with crushed ice, serve in a champagne glass, garnish with lime wheel and maraschino cherry, if desired.


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