The History of the Classic Hand Shaken Daiquiri

There’s a story behind every cocktail. Think about it… Someone had to create the delicious drink your sipping at some point in history. And the daiquiri is no different.

And so folk lore goes that in 1905, Jennings Cox, a mining engineer came to work in the Cuban beach town of Daiquiri. One day, he was entertaining fellow Americans and ran out of gin. All he had left was rum, sugar, and limes. So with a little bit of creativity and a whole of experimentation, the daiquiri was born.

It became a well-known cocktail in Cuba, but wasn’t widely recognized elsewhere until a U.S. Navy Medical officer tried the drink while in Daiquiri and subsequently introduced it to the army and navy club back in Washington D.C. It gained even more popularity in the United States in the 1940s, when wartime rationing made whiskey, vodka, and other liquors hard to come by. Luckily, rum from Cuba was easily attainable.

And so thank you, Jennings Cox, for being the first to mix up the sweet, tart, and summery libation that we now love.

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