July 19 is National Daiquiri Day

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National Daquiri Day

Five Food Finds about Daquiris

  • The Daiquiri cocktail, made of rum, lime juice and sugar, takes its name from the village and iron mines of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba, where the cocktail  originated around 1900.
  • It was named either by American engineers working there, or by the U.S. troops who arrived there in 1898.
  •  At least one source claims it did not appear until after World War I.
  • Thirsty partygoers and responsible parents lookin’ for a frosty, fruity thrill can find drive-thru strawberry daiquiri stands just about anywhere in New Orleans.
  • Drive-thrus now limit customers to only one straw per visit, and they can no longer pack adult-strength strawberry daiquiris with kids’ meals.

Today’s Food History

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