Celebrate daiquiri day with these recipes

Today (July 19) is daiquiri day and subscription service Craft Rum Club share some recipes for you to try at home.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:46 pm
Craft Rum Club

The daiquri was invented in the early 1900’s in a small mining town of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba, an engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox created a simple drink using a blend of lime juice, sugar and local Barcardi rum over cracked ice.

It is also the theme of the July box by Craft Rum Club.

Two entrepreneurs have launched a premium subscription service, Craft Rum Club, which brings consumers on a journey through luxury rums, mixers, garnishes and snacks each month, to help educate and enjoy this spirit.

The subscription provides a monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly membership service for £39.95 plus free delivery, giving customers access to exclusive and limited edition bottles - from gold to dark and spiced.

Kevin Beament, Co-founder of Craft Rum Club says: “In launching Craft Rum Club we wanted to disrupt rum's reputation as the harsh forgotten spirit. Bringing premium rums of all categories to the consumers' doorstep every month, taking them on a journey and educating them on the many types of production processes and the passion distillers infuse into their rums is the key aim.”

“We want to be the premier rum subscription club in the UK by elevating the rum category to new heights - not just through great rums, but through education and by making the younger generation connoisseurs of what they’re drinking.”

Customers of the service receive a monthly Craft Rum Club magazine with the latest cocktails of the month, rum background and distilling steps to help its consumers know where the rum they are drinking that month comes from, this spirit service comes with a list of impressive, high-class and exclusive treats for consumers to indulge in.

To sign up visit www.craftrumclub.co

Here are some recipes you can try at home...

Both are refreshing and the cider in the haze daiquiri adds a refreshing note to the cocktail. One of two rums are provided in the subscription box either a white rum or a spice rum.

The Daiquiri

Ingredients

50ml rum the kit included William George or Foursquare Spiced

25ml lime juice

15ml Simple Sugar Syrup

Ice cubes

Method

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled Martini glass and enjoy

Haze daiquiri

Ingredients

40ml rum in the kit William George or Foursquare Spiced

80ml Thatchers Haze Cider

15ml lime juice

10ml Simple Sugar Syrup

Apple slice to garnish

Ice cubes

Method

Add a couple of scoops of ice into a cocktail shaker and then pour rum, Thatches Haze, lime juice and sugar syrup over it.

Screw the cap of the shaker on and shake until it starts to frost outside. Open the cap and strain mixed drink in to a chilled Martini glass. Slit apple slice and slide it on the rim of the glass as a garnish.