The 19th of July is Daiquiri Day.
There’s also a frozen version which emerged over the years and has become very popular, which is more like a slush.
Which do you prefer, the classic version or the frozen? If you’ve only had frozen daiquiris, you may wish to try the classic version today, as it also has far less sugar.
Do you prefer the citrus juice to be lime, or lemon? Can you taste the difference if the citrus juice is not fresh, but bottled instead, or if the drink has been made from a mix?
Do you like a variation, such as frozen strawberry or frozen pineapple daiquiris?
Today could be a good excuse to treat yourself to a cocktail shaker, if you don’t have one already.
Activities for today
- look for deals and promotions at bars and restaurants;
- don’t forget to check apps for special offers;
- have friends over for a daiquiri party.
The first print mention CooksInfo is aware of for a Daiquiri Day being in July occurred in 2006 in a Montana newspaper:
“On July 19, pull up a deck chair at your favorite bar in town, or just get out your blender and make yourself a whole pitcher of sugary, rum drenched slush — it’s National Daiquiri Day.” — The July Skinny. Helena, Montana: The Independent-Record. Sunday, 2 July 2006. Page 2C, col. 1.
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Battle, Marquaysa. Cheers! Celebrate National Daiquiri Day With These Party-Ready Essentials. US Magazine. Undated. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.usmagazine.com/shop-with-us/news/national-daiquiri-day-shop-products/
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Franklin, Marcy. Six reasons to love daiquiris for National Daiquiri Day. New York, NY: New York Daily News. 19 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/ny-fea-six-reasons-love-daiquiris-20180719-story.html
Happy Daiquiri Day! Here’s how to make a delicious daiquiri. San Francisco, CA: KGO-TV. 19 July 2017. Accessed June 2021 at https://abc7news.com/daiquiri-day-drinking-daquiriday-holiday/1432251/
Lopez, Kenny. National Daiquiri Day! What makes a daiquiri so great? New Orleans, LA: WGNO ABC News. 19 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://wgno.com/2018/07/19/national-daiquiri-day-what-makes-a-daiquiri-so-great/
Paoli, Tanya. Bacardi saluts National Daiquiri Day July 19. Toronto, Canada: TO Times. 15 July 2017. Accessed June 2021 at https://totimes.ca/a-mid-summer-fiesta-with-national-daiquiri-day-july-19/
The best daiquiri’s on National Daiquiri Day in Montreal. Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Times. 16 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at http://mtltimes.ca/Montreal/entertainment/montreal-nightlife/the-best-daiquiris-on-national-daiquiri-day-in-montreal/