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Classic Florida Derby Daiquiri

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The Derby Daiquiri has a nice orange flavor, and a hint of lime. There is a taste of Florida in every sip. Just like the original Daiquiri the flavors of the rum come through. So be sure to use a quality rum.
  Squeezed orange juice 1 Ounce
  Squeezed lime juice 1⁄2 Ounce
  Simple syrup 1⁄2 Ounce
  White rum 1 1⁄2 Ounce (Puerto Rican)

First, chill your cocktail glass. The original Derby Daiquiri was served in a special glass, but a Champaign saucer or other small glass will work great. To chill a glass add ice and a splash of water to the glass, and let it chill while you make the cocktail.

Derby Daiquiri
Combine the fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, and white Puerto Rican rum in a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake the ingredients until the outside of the shaker gets frosty. Next, dump the ice and water out of the glass, and strain the cocktail into the glass.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Wine And Drink
Drinks Channel
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
The Derby Daiquiri was invented at the the Mai Kai by one of their famous mixologists, Mariano Licudine. The cocktail won a contest making it the official drink of the Florida Derby. You can still get a Derby Daiquiri today at the Mai Kai. A true Daiquiri isn't one of those syrupy frozen drinks that come out of one of those spinning machines. A real daiquiri is rum, lime juice, and a little sugar. The Derby Daiquiri expands on the formula slightly by adding orange juice. This is one of the easiest Tiki cocktails to make.
Running events are a rage these days with most people involving in it in full spirits. Watch Damon showing how to make Derby Daiquiri- a prize winning Florida Derby recipe with rum and citrus extracts as key juices. Gather your spirits this marathon!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 165 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.07 g0.1%

Saturated Fat 0.01 g0.04%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 9.5 mg0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.11 g0.45%

Sugars 15.1 g

Protein 0.26 g0.52%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 30.7%

Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.48%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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