2.1.1: THE COCKTAIL RATIO THAT HITS THE SPOT, EVERY TIME!
The Daiquiri lays claim to being the first Cuban cocktail, a quencher made with just what was to hand: rum, sugar and limes. With the advent of the electric blender it upped its game to become the lip-tingling drink it is today, with endless twists.
For the Havana 3style Frozen Daiquiri, first choose your part measure: for a single serving a standard English shot glass (25ml) is perfect. If making for a group you can use a larger glass or measuring jug to make several cocktails at once. Make your 2.1.1. mix with 2 parts rum, 1 part sugar and 1 part freshly squeezed lime, using your shot glass or other receptacle to measure out each ingredient. Then you just need to toss this in a blender with a cup of crushed ice, and whizz until smooth.
Yes, you’ve guessed it: the Mojito is nothing more than the Daiquiri twisted with mint and sparkling water. Once again, make your 2.1.1 mix with 2 parts rum to 1 part sugar and 1 part freshly squeezed lime, based on one English shot glass (25ml) per part per person. Muddle a couple of sprigs of mint with some ice in a glass. Add the 2.1.1. mix to fill around a third of the glass (according to personal taste), then simply top up with sparkling water.
Now you’ve got the hang of 2.1.1. with a twist, let your imagination run wild! Add a splash of liqueur, juice or soda, create a fruity Mojito or Daiquiri with fresh berries or passionfruit, experiment with ginger, chilli, thyme… With 2.1.1. as your base the possibilities are as many as the night is long.