Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
4:37 AM 12th June 2021

Top 10 Summer Cocktails: No 8 Classic Daiquiri

Photo by Klara Kulikova on Unsplash
Photo by Klara Kulikova on Unsplash
With the weather warming up and people escaping once more into their gardens for BBQ’s, bars opening up, and generally some sense of ‘normal’ returning, Joseph Miller, top Mixologist at Blackfriars in Newcastle, and voted second best in the world by Brockmans Gin, will reveal his Top 10 cocktails for this summer over the next 10 weeks, exclusively for the Great Northern Food and Drink Festival.

“These are the top most popular cocktails which we will be serving for the summer, as well as an extensive menu, but these epitomise summer in a glass,” explains Joseph.


Nothing beats a good Strawberry Daiquiri, but a Classic Daiquiri contains only three ingredients in a classic 3-2-1 measurement.

3 parts white rum
2 parts lime juice
1 part sugar syrup

The ingredients are shaken with ice and garnished with a lime wheel. The Classic Daiquiri provides a crisp and sharp thirst-quenching taste that is brilliant for sipping on a hot summer’s evening.

To create a Strawberry Daiquiri, either add a few chipped strawberries or substitute the sugar syrup for a strawberry syrup or puree.

The Great Northern Food & Drink Festival takes place at Scampston Hall near Malton, North Yorkshire on 28th, 29th and 30th August.

There will be over 200 vendors and 20,000 visitors expected during the course of the three days.