Daiqui-500

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Cocktail History

The Daiqui-500 is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that we made with our preferred spec of the classic Daiquiri and taken to a new tiki level with the addition of the seasonal Tropi-500 Bitters from Crude Bitters and Sodas.

We took a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina and made it a point to stop at The Bittery, the downtown headquarters of Crude Bitters and Sodas, while there. When we visited, we were lucky enough to not only browse the storefront and see all of the goods they have to offer but also got a short tour of the back room where all of the magic happens from their owner Craig. It’s such a neat little place, and seeing it in person made us so excited to get home and try the many bitters we purchased! This easy riff on the classic “bartender’s handshake” is our first creation using their products.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

White Rum: This is the base spirit. We used BACARDÍ Superior White Rum for its soft and sweet taste that pairs well with fruity ingredients without overpowering them.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with sugar and water. You can buy bottled simple syrup in a store, but we made ours at home using Alex’s recipe because it tastes better fresh and is very easy to make.

Toasted Coconut, Pineapple, & Allspice Bitters: These tie the flavors together and add complexity. This recipe specifically calls for Crude Bitters and Sodas “Tropi-500” Toasted Coconut, Pineapple, & Allspice Bitters.

Lime Peel: This is the garnish. It adds fresh lime aroma and flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Daiqui-500 features the light aromas of rum, citrus, and coconut, a classic tart and refreshing rum taste, a hint of vanilla, and a lingering finish of pineapple with a slight biting spiciness.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Although a simple change, the addition of these unique bitters gave this classic cocktail an entirely new personality that wowed Kendall, who is usually pretty indifferent to the original Daiquiri. And Alex swore he could never make one without the bitters again. If you haven’t tried the Tropi-500 Bitters yet, race to Crude Bitters and Soda’s website now to get them before they’re gone for the season plus lots of other flavors.

Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This simple daiquiri riff is just different enough from the original to be uniquely delicious, but it’s still well within the realm of being a classic daiquiri. The Tropi-500 bitters lend a delightful coconut and pineapple notes to the drink that together give it a bit more depth than it would have otherwise, while the allspice naturally complements the other flavors and especially brings the rum’s forward.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is such a dazzling Daiquiri, and it’s so simple to make! Just a few dashes of Crude Bitters seasonal summer flavor in the classic recipe, and it’s an entirely new drink. I especially love how prominent the toasted coconut is even though only a couple of drops of the bitters are used. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to mix up their Daiquiri but doesn’t want to buy a bunch of new ingredients.”

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz White Rum
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 2 dashes Crude Bitters & Sodas Tropi-500 Toasted Coconut, Pineapple, & Allspice Bitters
 1 Lime Peel

Method
1

Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, bitters, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with lime peel.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz White Rum
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 2 dashes Crude Bitters & Sodas Tropi-500 Toasted Coconut, Pineapple, & Allspice Bitters
 1 Lime Peel

Directions

Method
1

Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, bitters, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with lime peel.

Daiqui-500

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More Tropical Cocktails

If you like this tropical cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Iron Ranger (Variation): A whiskey cocktail made with pineapple juice, lemon juice, velvet falernum liqueur, cinnamon syrup, Angostura aromatic bitters, mint, and a cinnamon stick

 Staycation: A rum and whiskey cocktail made with coconut cream, lemon juice, apricot liqueur, passion fruit syrup, a lemon slice, and mint

 Elusive Dreams: A rum cocktail made with pineapple juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup, banana liqueur, and a pineapple wedge

 Ginger Inferno: A rum cocktail made with ginger liqueur, velvet falernum liqueur, lime juice, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, a lime slice, and candied ginger

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