A Connecting Niagara original recipe with Kraken Rum and Ice cream - a daiquiri that both kills the heat and adds to it.
Sometimes one gets inspired... Yesterday, July 19th was both National ice cream day and National Daiquiri Day. It inspired us to get a little creative with a new recipe to kill the heat of summer. It was also National Hot Dog day - we chose to leave the hot dog out.
Given the high heat and humidity yesterday, we thought this to be the perfect solution to end the day.
It has been said that the Daiquiri was invented in the early 1900s by Jennings Stockton Cox in Cuba as a means to cool down and treat the miners on a cool day. Apparently the company commended him for his efforts and even supplied the rum for him to continue making the drink for morale. Awesome! Wish employers today did similar. Traditionally a Daiquiri is made with rum and lime juice, shaken over ice and served in a glass rimmed with sugar. Tart and sweet at the same time. We've stepped it up a notch with our recipe changing the typical light rum used to one of our favourites Kraken Black Spiced Rum - what a story this is. A sea beast...
As for the ice cream - well -- who doesn't love ice cream?
One of our favourite ice cream flavours is Neslte's Real Dairy Chocolate Caramel with salted caramel ripple! Delicious. Sweet, salty, smooth. The perfect addition to our recipe to add to the theme of the day.. Cool off with ice cream, heat it up with Kraken Rum.
Kraken Chocolate Caramel Frozen Daiquiri
by Debi Katsmar
Our photography skills could use improvement - but the drink was absolutely delicious. Sweet, tart and salty. YUM!
Ingredients: (per serving)
- 1 1/2 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- 2 scoops ice cream
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz Lime juice
- 2 ice cubes
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- Cherry (garnish)
- Add ice cream, rum, simple syrup, lime juice and ice cubes to a blender. Blend until ice is crushed only. Do not blend too long as the ice cream will become too thin.
- With a piece of lime, edge your glass by rubbing the rim with a lime piece. Dip the rim of the glass in sugar.
- Pour Daiquiri mix into glass, top with whipped cream (unusual I know, but delicious) and add your garnish.
- Drink and enjoy.
We had a tough time finding simple syrup, so we made our own - equal parts water and sugar. Heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved in water. Let cool. We didn't have a daiquiri glass, so a tall boy had to do... thus the mix did not fill the glass - but oh well - it was delicious regardless...