Zaiquiri
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Zaiquiri
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This is a Daiquiri recipe I invented, drawing upon the grand tradition of the drink and updating it with current ingredients and the flavours that I find most appealing. It’s ... more This is a Daiquiri recipe I invented, drawing upon the grand tradition of the drink and updating it with current ingredients and the flavours that I find most appealing. It’s an irresistibly tasty and refreshing blend, with well-balanced flavours. Also, as you may have figured, I have cleverly named it after myself.
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
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16.88% | 2.03 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Zaiquiri

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice
Shake well until frost begins to form on the shaker then strain into chilled lowball glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Zaiquiri to achieve the best texture and coldness?

To properly shake a Zaiquiri, start by filling a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes. Add the coconut rum, lime juice, raspberry liqueur, and orange juice to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This action chills the mixture and slightly dilutes it for a balanced taste, achieving the ideal coldness and smooth texture before straining into a lowball glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the Zaiquiri to enhance its presentation?

A Zaiquiri can be beautifully garnished with a lime wheel or a fresh raspberry skewer to visually enhance the cocktail. Additionally, a small slice of orange or a twist of orange peel can complement the orange juice in the drink, adding a vibrant touch and subtle aroma that enhances the overall drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have coconut rum for the Zaiquiri?

Yes, if coconut rum is unavailable, you can substitute it with white rum or any light rum, although the unique coconut flavor will be missing. To mimic the coconut essence, consider adding a few drops of coconut extract to the rum. However, bear in mind that this will slightly alter the original taste profile of the Zaiquiri.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Zaiquiri for maximum enjoyment?

The Zaiquiri is ideally served in a lowball glass, which allows the aroma and flavors to be appreciated fully. It's best served cold, immediately after shaking, to enjoy its refreshing qualities. Serve it with a straw and a garnish that complements its flavors, such as a lime wheel or orange peel, to enhance the sipping experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Zaiquiri compare to other popular cocktails?

The Zaiquiri has an alcohol content of 16.88%, positioning it moderately on the scale of alcohol by volume (ABV) compared to other popular cocktails. For instance, it’s slightly lower in alcohol content than a traditional Margarita, which averages around 20% ABV, but higher than a Mojito, which typically has an ABV of around 10%. This makes the Zaiquiri a moderate choice for those who enjoy a balanced cocktail experience.

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