La Bomba Daiquiri

Joaquín Simó, Pouring Ribbons | New York City

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Joaquín Simó’s riff on the Daiquiri derives its name from the term “bomb” in Spanish—a nod to the French term grenade, meaning pomegranate. Grenade is also the term from which grenadine, the pomegranate syrup, derives its name. Simó uses a white rum like Barbancourt or Caña Brava. The tartness of fresh raspberries combines beautifully with lime’s acidity, while pomegranate molasses adds a complex tanginess to the mix. “This cocktail is an awesome way to prove that ‘fruity’ and ‘sweet’ are not synonymous,” says Simó.


Serving: 1

  • 5 raspberries
  • 2 ounces rum, white
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup(1:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses

Garnish: lime and raspberry skewer

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Double strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a raspberry and lime skewer.
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