Daiquiri Menta

Nick Detrich, Manolito | New Orleans

frozen daiquiri cocktail

With a roster of drinks inspired by personal experiences at Havana’s Floridita, Manolito pays homage to Cuba’s rich cocktail history as interpreted by two of the New Orleans’ most prominent bar figures, Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich. Their blended mint Daiquiri, a straightforward mixture of rum, lime, sugar and mint, is equally at home in New Orleans as it is in Havana where Detrich first served it.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces white rum, preferably Bacardi Superior
  • 2 ounces white rum, preferably Bacardi Superior
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 ounce créme de menthe
  • 1/4 ounce créme de menthe
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 10 ounces crushed ice
  • 10 ounces crushed ice

Garnish: mint (optional)

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except the rum, in a blender.
  2. Blend on a low setting until the contents begin to circulate.
  3. Add the rum and blend until the contents move in a smooth and uniform fashion.
  4. Pour into a large Martini glass, or go-cup.

Tagged: Daquiri, Manolito