You don’t need to travel to a tropical island (although it’ll be fun to do it) to get one of the world’s favorite tropical cocktails: The Daiquiri. This true classic is always present at Roosevelt. So come and enjoy our outstanding Daiquiri at the best new bar in town! But first, go ahead and learn the history of this super famous cocktail. We guarantee you’ll enjoy it even more.
Well, first of all, Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus, and sugar or other sweetener. Here’s what we mix in our Roosevelt Blend: White Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, House Made Simple Syrup, Lime Wheel.
Supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War. Originally the drink was served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar. Two or three ounces of white rum completed the mixture. The glass was then frosted by stirring with a long-handled spoon. Later the Daiquirí evolved to be mixed in a shaker with the same ingredients but with shaved ice. After a thorough shaking, it was poured into a chilled flute glass.
The drink became popular in the 1940s. Wartime rationing made whiskey, vodka, etc., hard to come by, yet because of
Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy (which opened up trade and travel relations with Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean), rum was easily obtainable. The Good Neighbor Policy, helped make Latin America seem fashionable. Consequently, rum-based drinks also became fashionable, and the Daiquiri saw a tremendous rise in popularity in the US.
Come to Roosevelt and try our classy refreshing Daiquiri
Located in the hopping LoDo district of Denver, we are your one stop destination for the best selection of drinks. At Roosevelt we have created an atmosphere of comfort and class, serving only premium liquors and outstanding cocktails. Our spirits don’t need salt, lime or mixers. It’s good enough to stand on its own. Stop by Roosevelt and try one of our many types of drink combinations. Take your time, relax in one of our comfortable leather chairs and have a good discussion with your friends and colleagues. Welcome to the finest, welcome to Roosevelt!