2:52 PM CDT, June 20, 2013
As an added bonus to our declaration of the modernized classic daiquiri as the 2013 drink of summer, Kate Bernot got some tips on how to make your own at home -- no blender necessary.
Justin Anderson, beverage director of La Sirena Clandestina, walks us through the steps of his hand-shaken strawberry daiquiri, as presented here IN GIF FORM! Bottoms up.
"In America, you think of a daiquiri and you think of a slushie machine. It was kind of bastardized in the '80s by Chili's and TGI Fridays," said Justin Anderson, beverage manager at Fulton Market's South American-inspired restaurant La Sirena Clandestina. "But really, you can have very simple ingredients and make a great daiquiri."
Click here for more on where to get the un-bastardized, modern version of the drink in Chicago.
Add 3 small spoonfuls of superfine sugar to cocktail shaker.
Add one ounce of fresh lime juice.
Add one heaping spoonful of strawberry preserves.
Add one ounce of aged rum.
Add one ounce of white rum.
Shake vigorously to make a syrup.
STEP 7 & 8:
Add ice to the shaker.
Shake vigorously again.
Strain into a frosted glass.
Add crushed ice on top.
Garnish with lime zest and ...
Photos by Lenny Gilmore
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