Whilst everyone here in the southern hemisphere rejoices that spring is finally amongst us, the northern hemisphere part of me once again recoils at the thought of the unstoppable sweatiness, the persistent blood sucking mozzies feeding off me and my pasty white skin turning nothing more than a deeper shade of red – can you tell I’m not a big fan of the summer?
The only saving grace the warmer weather has to offer me is the types of cocktails that appear. Fresh, zesty, fruity mixes that put a zing in my step are the ones I attract to …and that is exactly what I wanted to create for my next cocktail.
Lemon and lime daiquiri with a healthy slog of Archie Rose Virgin Cane Spirit. The first time I tried this spirit was at a house party and out of everyone, I was the only one who enjoyed it. Guaranteed, it is a spirit with plenty of “character” on the initial taste, but after a few more sips you can start to taste all the little additional features it holds – grassy, raw, citrusy. The only way I can best describe it’s taste to none spirit drinkers is that is tastes like orange peel. Still not convincing you am I? Gah!
Either way, it tastes bloody amazing in a daiquiri, so here is my recipe. Enjoy 😀
For the lemon lime syrup
- 2 freshly squeezed lemons
- 7 freshly squeezed limes
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 cup cold water
For the cocktail
- 4 tablespoons lemon lime syrup
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 60ml Archie Rose Virgin Cane Spirit
- Soda water
For the lemon and lime syrup, add the cup of sugar to your saucepan. Squeeze in your limes and lemons. Add all of your juice into the saucepan, along with your cup of cold water. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer until your mixture takes on a syrup like consistency. After about 10-15 minute, remove the syrup from heat and allow to cool.
If you find this too tart, add more sugar and reduce the lemon. Personal preference is key. Or, if you have a pre mixed lemon and lime soft drink, why not juts throw that in! Saves a lot of time and effort.
Add the lemon/lime syrup, sugar, rum, and ice into your cocktail shaker and shake what yo mama gave ya’ for about 10 seconds, and then pour into a glass.
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