1 Drink, 3 Ways: How to Make a Daiquiri In Every Flavor

Daiquiris get around. They’re easy to drink and even easier to modify with the swap of just a few ingredients. Find out how to make a traditional, strawberry, and pineapple daiquiri with The Clover Club’s Tom Macy.

Released on 10/2/2014

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Starring: Tom Macy

Location provided by Dick and Jane

Transcript

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Today we're going to make some daiquiris,
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one of the best and most versatile cocktails around.
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I'm going to do it three different ways.
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One the traditional way, which is just white rum,
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lime juice and simple syrup and I'm going to do
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two variations, the strawberry daiquiri
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and the pineapple daiquiri.
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What you'll need for everything is some white rum,
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fresh lime juice, simple syrup, couple of strawberries,
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and some fresh pineapple.
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So I'm going to build these simultaneously
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in three different glasses
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and you're going to see how just with a few tweaks,
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you're going to get three totally different cocktails.
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So first we're going to add our simple syrup.
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So this one will be our traditional,
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this one is the strawberry,
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and this one will be pineapple.
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I feel like I'm bartending right now.
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Alright, for the strawberry daiquiri,
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I'm just going to add one strawberry
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and muddle it.
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And for the pineapple daiquiri,
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three quarters of an ounce of pineapple juice.
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If you don't have pineapple juice,
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because fresh really is better,
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you can just muddle in some pineapple chunks too,
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that works great.
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Now let's add some lime juice.
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I just juiced this about five minutes ago.
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Three quarters of an ounce
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to balance out the simple syrup.
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It's just the same from here on out.
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Now two ounces of white rum.
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And that is it. We're done.
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We're going to shake all of these,
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fill them up with ice.
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Now I'm going to grab our glasses
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which I have in the fridge.
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With any cocktail, the colder your glasses are,
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the better, especially for cocktails that are
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straight up like this.
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A colder cocktail is a better cocktail.
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Do the traditional one first.
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(ice shaking)
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For drinks with muddled fruit,
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I like to use this fine strainer.
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It catches any bits that make it through
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the first strainer and also some ice chips.
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It makes the cocktail look better,
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which I think is important,
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and it also gives it a more even texture.
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Alright, and finally, almost done.
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We're going to garnish the strawberry with
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a little bit of a strawberry slice.
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I'm going to cut a slice of pineapple
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for a pineapple daiquiri.
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The traditional daiquiri, the strawberry daiquiri,
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and the pineapple daiquiri.
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One drink, three variations,
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but there are endless ways you can customize this drink.
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If you add mint to it and put it in a tall glass
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with some soda, it's a mojito.
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You're pretty much just limited by
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the contents of your kitchen and your imagination.
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