Mai-Kai's Derby Daiquiri - an ad for Daiquiri Mix from the Miami News, March 29,1962
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Here’s a recipe for the Derby Daiquiri, the official drink of the Florida Derby in March, 1962.
How to Make a perfect Derby Daiquiri
½ oz Daiquiri Mix
1 ½ oz fresh orange juice
1 ½ oz white Puerto Rican rum
1 cup crushed ice
15-20 seconds in Waring Blender. Serve unstrained
As claimed in an ad for Daiquiri Mix in 1962, “The Derby Daiquiri is the invention of an inspired bartender at the Mai-Kai.”
Yes - it's still served at this landmark Fort Lauderdale restaurant.
For Mai-Kai review:http://janesbits.blogspot.com/2011/02/mai-kai-fort-lauderdale-headliner-for.html and http://janesbits.blogspot.com/2011/08/molokai-foot-stompin-summer-nights-at.html
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