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Daiquiri Days!

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July is decidedly Daiquiri month with National Daiquiri Day on July 19th and Hemingway's birthday on the 21st. There is much to celebrate!

The classic Daiquiri also happens to be a refreshing libation during this national heat wave. So mix up a pitcher or two of your favorite recipe, either on ice, or frozen and take cover from this sultry summertime!

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The Classic
Serves 4
8 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
4 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
1.5 oz simple syrup
Lime wheels for garnish

In a bar glass filled with ice, shake all ingredients. Strain into ice filled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve
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The Hemingway Daiquiri
Serves 4

8 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
4 oz. Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
2 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. Maraschino liqueur
Grapefruit wedges for garnish

In a bar glass filled with ice, shake all ingredients. Strain into ice filled glasses. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and serve.
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Berry Daiquiri
Serves 4

8 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
16 oz. Frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and/or blueberries)
2 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz. fresh pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients into a blender, puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

All photos by Jack Deutsch, adapted from It's 5 O'clock Somewhere, by Colleen Mullaney