Cheers! It’s National Daiquiri Day!
The daiquiri is the ultimate summer cocktail, conjuring images of lounging on a sandy beach amid crystal blue waters in the tropics. Its main ingredients include rum, citrus juice and sugar, and can be served on the rocks or frozen. To celebrate National Daiquiri Day, we’ve rounded up our favorites – perfect for poolside!
The Hemingway Daiquiri
Start your day off right with the classic cocktail that put daiquiris on the map – The Hemingway Daiquiri! The Kitchn provides the recipe for one of the writer’s favorite variations, which combines rum and maraschino liqueur with fresh lime and grapefruit juice.
Cool and refreshing, this classic Lime Daiquiri from Tide & Thyme is hard to beat! While the taste is far from basic, preparing the cocktail is super easy – we bet you have all the ingredients already stocked in your home bar!
Hummingbird Cake Daiquiris
Hummingbird cake is a Southern staple, and we’re so glad Slim Pickin’s Kitchen morphed the pineapple-banana delicacy into a sweet, creamy cocktail! Hummingbird Cake Daiquiris become all the more scrumptious served in a glass rimmed with nutty cream cheese icing.
Frozen Cherry Daiquiris
A little sweet, a little tart, and a lot of yum! These Frozen Cherry Daiquiris from Celebrating Sweets are delicious on their own, or you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a boozy dessert!
Lava Flow Cocktail
Pack your bags – one sip of The Lava Flow Cocktail from The Chic Site will make you want to spend the rest of your summer vacationing on a Hawaiian island! The cocktail, also known as a Miami Vice, is a frosty treat that swirls pina colada with strawberry daiquiri. You’re going to want to make an extra one (or two) of these!
Blood Orange Coconut Mai Tai
Blood Orange Coconut Mai Tai‘s can be a sophisticated stand-in to replace mimosas during summertime brunches. One Sweet Mess’s recipe includes three types of rum, plus lemon-lime soda and pineapple and blood orange juice. Sip, sip, hooray!
Frozen Dark and Stormy
Try a Frozen Dark and Stormy for a cocktail that’s less cloying and more refined. Delish mingles the flavors of ginger beer and lime with dark rum to create a grown-up slushy with a hint of spice.