The most-repeated myth about its origins concerns American engineer Jennings Cox, working near the East Coast town of Daiquiri in Cuba. In the long, hot summer of 1896 Jennings Cox is said to have run out of his gin supplies when expecting important guests. His local colleagues drank a mixture of rum and lime juice and it was this, with the addition of granulated sugar, that he offered his guests, naming it a Daiquiri after the town. Admiral Lucius W. Johnson had met Jennings Cox and introduced the cocktail to the Army & Navy Club in Washington , D.C. A plaque hangs in the club's Daiquiri Lounge. Additional fame came to the humble daiquiri when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed it his favorite pre-dinner drink. The German actress, Marlene Dietrich, when in London , liked to sip a daiquiri at the Savoy 's American Bar.
ingredients in the cocktail
how to make the cocktail
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass.