From the book Calypso Coolers (Calypso Coolers, 2007, Stewart, Tabori & Chang) comes this recipe for a Guava Daiquiri. I figured since it’s getting cold here that it wouldn’t hurt to shake up a girly drink cocktail that reminds me of the summer. And laying out on a beach. With sun. And waiters…
From the Calypso Coolers book: The soft, pink flesh of a fresh guava exudes a perfume and flavor that is intoxicating. This tropical fruit, found flourishing along roadsides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico-and in several varieties (and shades) on many other islands-yields a luscious nectar that combines beautifully with fresh lime juice and, of course, rum. Though fresh guavas may be hard to come by in areas north of the Caribbean, excellent-quality nectar is not.
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces light or golden rum
- 3 ounces guava nectar
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 full-moon lime slice, for garnish
- 1/4 ounce Cointreau
In a shaker filled with ice cubes, combine the rum, guava nectar, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Place the lime slice in the cocktail. Serve immediately.
*Girly Drinks Guava Daiquiri image and recipe courtesy of the book Calypso Coolers