The Lithuanian Daiquiri was a winning cocktail at the Bacardi Legacy 2013 competition. Creator Robertas Janovskis made raspberries the hero, as raspberries can be found in all Lithuanian forests.
Exotic, delicate and fragrant, this cocktail is worth the hard work.
WE MADE THIS!
Recipe originally published 01/05/2016
This does take a bit longer to make than your average cocktail, but there’s nothing average about the taste. Smashing up fresh raspberries makes this cocktail juicy and delicious without being too sweet, and the basil stirred through at the end gives it just a hint of flavour without being overwhelming.
Cocktail bible Difford’s Guide features this winning recipe from the Bacardi Legacy 2013 competition in Puerto Rico
Muddle the lemongrass in your cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail muddler just use the handle of a wooden spoon
Pour in the white rum, lime juice and add the sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved
Add some ice and the raspberries to the shaker, and SHAKE. And SHAKE again! You’ll want to use the ice cubes to mash up those raspberries and get the juice out, so start building some Madonna arm muscles
Take the lid off the shaker, and stir the basil through
Double strain, and serve with a raspberry & basil leaf garnish. Make this by stripping some leaves from a sprig of basil, and pushing the stem through the raspberry. So pretty!