Labor Day Daiquiri Contest

This Perfectly Peach Daiquiri takes the meaning of a daiquiri to a whole different level, more refined-less beach bash and more sophisticated cocktail worthy.
— Carrie

Nothing like a little friendly competition to make me go the extra mile! Last weekend we had a little fun with a drink contest since we had that extra day to play. My husband and I submitted this peach daiquiri and I am happy to report we won! This is not your typical frozen drink, it is beautifully presented and easy to make. Don't forget to use your best cocktail glass and pressed linens to serve! Try it and challenge your friends to a Daq OFF soon!

Sugar Spicy Rim

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Use a lime wedge to rim the glass before dipping in the mixture

Perfectly Peach Classic Daiquiri

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces good quality rum
  • 1/4 peach, peeled and sliced
  • 5 sprigs of mint
Put your glasses in the freezer for 15 minutes before preparing the cocktail for a perfectly chilled drink.
— Carrie

Instructions

  1. Add the simple syrup, peaches and mint to a tall glass and muddle
  2. Add the lime juice and rum to the same glass
  3. Add ice and cover with a bar shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a cocktail glass with a sugar spice rim.
  4. Garnish with your choice of thinly sliced Serrano pepper slices, mint leaves, or peach slices