Daiquiri Season is here

Daiquiri Season is here

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Daiquiri Season is here

With the sweltering summer heat winding down and the first cool breezes of fall whistling through the trees, what better way to see off another #RealColumbiSC summer than a daiquiri? Motor Supply Co. Bistro is participating in Daiquiri Season, the second annual month-long celebration of the historically refreshing cocktail organized by Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier series of cocktail festivals.

 

During the month of September, our head barman, Joshua Streetman, will be whipping up daiquiris guaranteed to make a splash for any occasion. Streetman’s Famously Hot daiquiri will be available throughout the month, while his Across the River and Into the Trees daiquiri will rotate with other creative daiquiri variations.

 

We’d also like to give a special shout-out and thank you to the folks at Cheers SC, who made it possible for us to participate in Daiquiri Season by sponsoring the liquor used in these delectable cocktails.

 

If you’re as much of a cocktail connoisseur as we are, or you’re simply looking for something cool to sip on, bookmark Tales of the Cocktail on your web browser for an all-month-long, deep dive into the history of the daiquiri. They will be posting articles detailing its heritage and its role in cocktail culture both past and present alongside interviews with world-renowned mixologists and recipes featuring classic daiquiris with a twist.

Famously Hot Daiquiri

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Brugal Especial Extra Dry

1 oz fresh lime juice

.75 oz simple syrup

10 drops Copper Horse HOT Vodka, a locally distilled spirit from Columbia,

S.C. infused with Ghost Peppers and Carolina Reaper peppers.*

*Our dropper measurement would equate to 1/16 oz. Suitable substitutes

would include habanero bitters or a hot pepper tincture emulsified in

grain spirits.

 

Instructions:

Shake and double-strain all ingredients into a coupe or over a large ice

sphere if desired. Garnish with charred lime and charred shishito peppers.

 

Inspiration notes from Josh:  

“I believe the daiquiri’s simplicity is a large factor to its success as a

cocktail,” said Streetman. When creating a variation, I thought it would be fun to incorporate a bit of heat that would not over complicate this classic, easy sipper.”

Across the River and into the Trees

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Brugal Especial Extra Dry

1 oz fresh lime juice

.75 oz Giffard’s Crème de Pamplemousse rose (Pink Grapefruit) liqueur

.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

 

Instructions:

Shake and double strain all ingredients into coupe or over ice sphere if

desired. Garnish with grated cinnamon and brandied Rainier cherry and a lime wedge.

 

Inspiration notes from Josh:

“This is a take on Hemingway’s classic daiquiri recipe,” said Streetman. “Across the River and into the Trees is the first of the rotating daiquiri variations we will be

featuring at the Motor Supply Co Bistro bar during our month-long menu for Daiquiri Season.”