Cubans honor Hemingway with huge daiquiri + 5 amazing recipes
Well, leave it to my countrymen (and women) to honor author Ernest Hemingway in a big, BIG way. And by big I mean that they made one gigantic daiquiri, which was his favorite drink when vacationing on the island, in order to earn a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. With a 71-gallon daiquiri, I certainly hope they made it!
In the meantime, though, I decided I'd like to make my own daiquiri to celebrate their success. It's one of my favorite summer drinks and the only difficultly is choosing from one of these delicious recipes, which includes the Hemingway daiquiri, a sugar-free strawberry daiquiri (if you want to be a bit healthier), a frozen mango and mint daiquiri, a spiked watermelon daiquiri and an avocado daiquiri. Make your choice and enjoy!
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Sugar-Free Strawberry Daiquiri
Ingredients: 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (see note for measuring), 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 jigger rum (1.5 oz.), sweetener to taste (depends on how sweet the strawberries are), small handful of ice (not needed if berries are frozen)
Directions: Put in blender and push the button.
Measuring note: In order to do a nutritional analysis, I decided to go with the sliced berries since there is less variability compared to when measuring whole berries. This is about 3/4 cup medium-sized whole berries. It is also 80 grams of berries.
Recipe courtesy of About.com.