National Daiquiri Day

Mark Your Calendars - It's Daiquiri Day!

National Daiquiri Day

I will look for just about any excuse to celebrate. Why not I say, life is too short. July 19th is one of my favourite examples of this, it is National Daiquiri Day, I may just have a parade.

The drink was invented in 1898 in the small iron mining town of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba by an engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox as a way to boost the morale of mine workers during the sizzling summer months. Ya gotta love some cocktail trivia. I am no miner but a fab daiquiri on a hot day (or any day for that matter) sure boosts my morale.

So for this very special occasion I share with you one of my favourite Daiquiri recipes...Remember you can use any of your favourite fruits, experiment and enjoy.


1 ounce Malibu Rum
1 ounce Blue Curacao
1 ounce Pineapple Juice
1 ounce Lime Juice
1 ounce white cranberry Juice

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh fruit . You can also enjoy this drink shaken on ice rather than blended, it’s all about options!

Dee is the Award Winning Author of the Book, Libations of Life, A Girls Guide to Life One Cocktail at a Time. She is the resident Cocktail’ista on The Steven and Chris show on CBC, the home entertaining columnist Toronto Star, a Cocktail Chef & Stylist, a Menu Development, Home Entertaining Guru, a writer, humorist, wife, mother of 4, TV Junkie, shoe-aholic, and a border line George Clooney stalker..hmm what else...

She is old enough to remember making “Mixed Tapes” from the radio...her fave vacation spot is anywhere with a beach bar...and when she grows up she wants to be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City and marry George Clooney...IT COULD HAPPEN!

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