If you’ve ever thrown a party, you know that it’s impossible to plan for everything. Something is bound to go wrong, forcing you to improvise to keep the party moving. That’s what happened to Jennings Cox, an American engineer living in Cuba after the Spanish-American War in 1896.
Coc threw a cocktail party and ran out gin midway through, and with only the vaguest thought, he substituted rum for the punch he was serving. Mixed with lime juice and brown sugar, he wound up with a concoction that was a massive hit to his guests. This is likely not the first daiquiri, but it’s considered the first time the drink was officially named and put to paper.
It’s over a hundred years later, and we’re still drinking daiquiris both shaken and blended. And now, in the name of changing the game, Seir Hill has created a rum alternative that can be used to fix up a daiquiri mocktail you’ll want to enjoy often and without guilt. All you need is a foundation of Biscane™ to make a classic drink new all over again.
Ingredients for a Daiquiri Mocktail:
- ½ - ¾ ounce simple syrup
- ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces Biscane™
How to Make a Virgin Biscane™ Daiquiri
The average daiquiri is enjoyed either mixed or frozen. If you’re going for the kind of Daiquiri mocktail they would’ve enjoyed in Cuba, the drink is simple to put together. All you need to do is thoroughly mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice before straining into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you’d rather blend your non-alcoholic daiquiri into a healthy tropical delight, you can take the same ingredients and pour them into a blender with a cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Non-Alcoholic Daiquiri Variations
Like any basic cocktail, there is a lot of room to play when it comes to a Virgin Biscane™ Daiquiri. If you choose to blend the drink, you can add a variety of fruits to the mix to evoke that beachside feel, but for the sake of this recipe, let’s discuss some variations on the classic daiquiri.
If you aren’t feeling particularly sweet, you can ditch the simple syrup and replace it with grapefruit juice and a splash of maraschino syrup to mimic the drink ordered so often by writer Ernest Hemingway. Or you can capture that island feel by using honey and passion fruit syrup as your base sweetener.
Biscane™ as the foundation of your virgin daiquiri gives you the chance to craft a drink the way you want it. With the notes of sugarcane and molasses that you expect from a traditional rum, Biscane™ aims to please without any of the calories. And it’s not just for daiquiris. Seir Hill has crafted an alcohol-free spirit for almost any mixed drink you could think of.
So relax with a Biscane™ mocktail, and let Seir Hill help you make the most out of the day, any time of day.