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Category: Drinks

Giovanni Martinez's daiquiri recipe

At 6 a.m. on Oct. 14, 1960, Cuban national radio announced that the Communist government was nationalizing sugar mills and rum factories -- including the island's most famous business, Bacardi. Cuban marines quickly headed to Bacardi's office in Havana with ... Read more

Total time: 8 minutes | Serves 1
Note: "It sounds terribly boring, but there's nothing like a good daiquiri," says Martinez, the head bartender at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. His only change from the classic formula is to use slightly sweeter Key lime juice.
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 3/4 ounce Key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Step 1In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, Key lime juice and sugar. Add ice and shake vigorously, so that it's aerated. Strain and serve in a cocktail glass garnished with a lime wheel.

Each daiquiri:
183 calories; 0 protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 13 grams sugar; 1 mg sodium.
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