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.
La Bomba Daiquiri
Joaquín Simó, Pouring Ribbons | New York City
- 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
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a coupe glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberry.