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How to: Make a decent daiquiri (in GIFs!)

La Sirena Clandestina's Justin Anderson breaks it down

RedEye Staff

2:52 PM CDT, June 20, 2013

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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.

STEP 1:

Add 3 small spoonfuls of superfine sugar to cocktail shaker.

STEP 2:

Add one ounce of fresh lime juice.

STEP 3:

Add one heaping spoonful of strawberry preserves.

STEP 4:

Add one ounce of aged rum.

STEP 5:

Add one ounce of white rum.

STEP 6:

Shake vigorously to make a syrup.

STEP 7 & 8:

Add ice to the shaker.
Shake vigorously again.

STEP 9:

Strain into a frosted glass.

STEP 10:

Add crushed ice on top.

STEP 11:

Garnish with lime zest and ...

DRINK!


Photos by Lenny Gilmore

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