We’re obviously huge cocktail fans here at El Camion – not only have we got the Bradsell duo of Bea and Dick to bring their expertise to the shaker, but we also have an incredible team who are creating exciting libations every day (new cocktail menu coming soon, kids…!)
However, we are well aware that to be successful you also need to deliver the classics, and deliver them well. That’s why our margaritas are so popular, and we also serve a mean daiquiri. Be it strawberry, Hemingway, Frozen or Daiquiri Deluxe they all have one originator – the classic.
So what’s important to remember when mixing a great daiquiri? Well, we’ll let you in on a few secrets.
The Rum: The preferred spirit is “carta blanca”—a Cuban-style white rum—that mixes well in drinks like daiquiris and mojitos. Light, nearly neutral rums with a faint golden tint and clean finish are best.
The Origin: Want to make it as true to the original as possible? Use a Cuban rum. There are two legends as to how the daiquiri came to be created, but both originate in Cuba.
Simplicity: For a delicious and completely natural daiquiri the ingredients should not be messed with too much. Perfection comes from the simplicity of 2 parts rum to one part lime juice and just a tad of sugar to take the edge off. Use the freshest of limes and some sugar syrup made of 2 parts Demerara sugar to 1 part water.
So there you have it – now you should be able to make a great daiquiri at home! Or you could always simply join us in the Pink Chihuahua or El Camion and we’ll whisk you up treat…