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Home Bar Project: How to Make a La Floridita Daiquiri

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

This week: How to Make a La Floridita Daiquiri

The La Floridita Daiquiri is a testament to how one simple ingredient can completely change the dynamic of a cocktail. The substitution of Maraschino Liqueur adds a complexity to the classic daiquiri making it a little more interesting to taste. This is just one of the many daiquiri variations that spurred from the “Bar La Floridita,” in Cuba at the turn of the century.

Ingredients:
Fresh Lime juice
1:1 Maraschino syrup
White Rum
Cherry garnish

 


Step 1 of 6:

Add 3/4 oz fresh lime juice

 


Step 2 of 6:

Add 3/4 oz maraschino syrup (equal parts maraschino and simple syrup)

 


Step 3 of 6:

Add 2 oz White Rum

 


Step 4 of 6:

Fill shaker 2/3 full with ice and shake hard for 7-10 seconds

Tip: This drink has a bit more alcohol content than your classic daiquiri so give it an extra long shake to smooth things out.

 


Step 5 of 6:

Strain into a coupe glass

 


Step 6 of 6:

Garnish with Marashino cherry

Enjoy!

 

Photos by The Drink Nation


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