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Daiquiris Are Officially Back, Just In Time For National Daiquiri Day

It's National Daiquiri Day and this year we're going to celebrate.

Daiquiris tend to get a bad rap. Known for being frozen and fruity, the drink is often relegated to cruise ships and chain restaurants and dismissed by serious cocktail drinkers. But a daiquiri in the purest sense is simply rum, citrus juice -- usually lime -- and sugar.

Fortunately for true fans, the daiquiri stigma is waning. Rum has been making a comeback in recent years, and people -- namely bartenders -- are rediscovering the beverage.

"I love that it's a simple drink, three ingredients, but takes on its own personality from bar to bar," Natalie Czech of Basque restaurant Huertas told HuffPost Taste. Thomas Waugh of Major Food Group (Torrisi, Parm and Carbone) echoed this sentiment. "Just a clean, young or white rum (Cana Brava has been my rum of choice for a daiquiri lately), fresh lime juice, and sugar. Very simple, light, tart, refreshing, and easy to drink about eight of them."

While there's nothing wrong with a boozy slushy, this simple, non-frozen version of the daiquiri is an entirely different breed. Since Saturday, July 19 just happens to be National Daiquiri Day, we've rounded up seven daiquiri recipes to help you celebrate in style.

1
Hemingway Daiquiri
Nancy Mitchell
Get the Hemingway Daiquiri recipe from The Backyard Bartender
2
Frozen Strawberry & Lime Daiquiri
Cookin Canuck
Get the Frozen Strawberry & Lime Daiquiri recipe from Cookin Canuck
3
Frozen Banana Daiquiri
bell'allimento
Get the Frozen Banana Daiquiri recipe from bell'allimento
4
Classic Daiquiri
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Classic Daiquiri recipe from Food52
5
Basil Berry Daiquiri
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Basil Berry Daiquiri recipe from Eclectic Recipes
6
Mango Banana Daiquiri
Annie's Eats
Get the Mango Banana Daiquiri recipe from Annie's Eats
7
Skinny Strawberry Daiquiri
bell'allimento
Get the Skinny Strawberry Daiquiri recipe from bell'allimento

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