The Ultimate Summer Cocktail.

August 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

My husband and I are obsessed with our cooking shows.  Alton Brown of Good Eats always has something knowledgeable to say and we always have something to learn.  Earlier this summer we stumbled across his cocktail episode.  We were pleasantly surprised to see that a Daiquiri was not a brightly colored spiked Slurpee, but a refreshing simple, classic cocktail.

2 cups crushed ice, plus extra for chilling glass
2 ounces light rum
1-ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, strained of pulp
1/2-ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

If your glass is not chilled, do so by placing some crushed ice in it and set it aside while you prepare the cocktail.
Place the 2 cups of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker. Pour the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup over the ice, cover, and shake well. Remove the ice from your serving glass and strain the drink into it. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water

Place the sugar and water into a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the saucepan and allow to cool completely. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Yield: 3 cups

Recipe retrieved from Alton Brown.

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