Daiquri Beach is located in the south west part of Cuba, close to the city Santiago de Cuba. Thirsty miners created a drink that would become a world wide drink classic.
Not many tourists find their way to Santiga de Cuba, there are many other more populare places for tourists to visit. The city has a lot to offer its visitors, a lot of Revultions history took place here. You can visit the hidden house used by Fidel Castro and his partners, as a Head Quarter and the start for the revolution. Nearby is also a school that was badly shot at in one of the fights in the revolution.
Santia de Cuba is located near the ocean and on the other side is the mighty mountains of Sierra Maestra. In the vicinity is a very unusual park, there is an exhibit with “life sized” dinosaurs and a walk path that takes you along the animals. It is in this area where you will find the famous Daiquiri Beach. Miners from an iron mine created a refreshing a cooling drink made out of sour lime and sugar for sweetness.
Jennings Cox is the one we today say is the creator of this drink, he was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. In 1902 the drink was introduced in New York but it was not until the 1940’s as it really took off. In this war time it ws hard to get vodka, whiskeys and other hard liqour but the Pan-American treaty made it possibly to easily import rum from the neigbouring countries.
Hemingway was very found of the Daiquiri, but he drank it as a double, later known as a “Papa”.
Make the perfect Lime Daiqurí
Lime juice 1,5 cl
Sugar syrup 1,5 cl
Eggg white for foam
Cool the glasses with ice cubes.
Pour rum, syrup and lime juice in to a shaker, add a little bit of egg white, add ice and shake well.
Pour the liquid in to a glass, keep the ice cubes out and garnish with a lime wedge.