Friday, January 28, 2011

The Cointreau Daiquiri

The Cointreau Daiquiri

If you've been following the cocktail portion of this blog then you know how fond we are of our favorite summer beverage, the frozen Daiquiri. And yet, somehow, we'd not gotten around to trying its non-frozen cousin. Recently however, we were searching for Cointreau based recipes since we're quite enamored of the smoothness it lends to many of our favorite winter cocktails. That's how we happened upon a Cointreau based daiquiri version that sparked our interest. We found the original recipe overly sour and too heavy on the rum but with lots of potential. Some simple tweaks produced this amazing drink that has definitely been added to our repertoire. Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Rum
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
4 Mint leaves

Muddle the mint and rum in a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients, shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

2 comments:

  1. Dynamite! Not much into cocktails but this could certainly tempt me into changing quickly. Thirsty couple, too, eh? ;-)

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  2. Thanks, Jill. And, what a great name for another blog! :)

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