Spirit

More Cuban than the Cubans

It’s Bacardi Founders Day today, the birthday of the world’s largest family owned spirits company. Staff and friends of the brand will be breaking out the rum and the cigars and you should too!

Celebrate the only brand to show its love for animals by having them on the bottle, the innovation that borrowed the Solera aging system from the court sherries and bought them to the new world, The family that allegedly financed a private bombing run on the Cuban mainland, the marketing genius of Mr Ogilvy and his still professed love for the Puerto Rican Rum.

Anyway, if any of you feel like celebrating one of the original spirits houses on their day of days, I’d recommend the hand shaken daiquiri, a drink that was truly invented for the bottle with the bat. 3 parts Bacardi, 1 part lime and 1/2 sugar. Combine in a shaker, ice and shake like you’re being chased out of Cuba. There’s a video after the jump.

I’m always a touch suspicious of anyone who introduces themselves as a Master Mixologist, but by the look of the back bar behind him, he works for Bacardi & since there’s Corzo there next to the Bombay and the Cazadores (the one with the deer on it) the vid must be pretty recent.  I kicked off celebrations early last night with this drink, but I served it short over ice, which might not be strictly the same beverage, it did suit the balmy heat that was flowing into my apartment.

That video wouldn’t embed, so here’s one of Angus…

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