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This recipe has a century of development. Half a century of my father, Pierre Marot Purves and half a century of my huspand Robert Van Buren Pollard. I remember as a child, competing with brothers to have the privilege of smashing the ice cubes in a canvas bag with a wood mallet. Pierre also made a mean Old Fashioned, but even after I reached the exalted age 21 (which was when my father allowed us to have a cocktail in his house), I could never get past the first sip of his Old Fashioned, His daiquiri was another story. I used to go back and pour what was left over in his cocktail shaker and pour it into my coupe glass. I still do.
- One part freshly squeezed lime juice
- One part caster or superfine sugar
- Three parts white rum (Ronrico is fine)
- Place all ingredients (no ice) in cocktail shaker.and shake vigorously to completely mix the ingredients.
- Crush ice either in an electric or manual ice crusher - or with mallet and a canvas bag.
- You will need approximately 1/2 cup crushed ice for each drink.
- Place crushed ice in insulated cooler
- Fill a coupe or stemmed cocktail glass with crushed ice.
- Pour daiguiri mixture over the ice.
- Garnish with a fresh wet sprig of Kentucky Colonel Mint which has been dusted with powdered icing sugar.