Thursday, December 23, 2010

Guava Daiquiri

The first frozen Daiquiri with rum, lime/lemon juice and a touch of sugar is said to have been created in Cuba during the early 20th century. Since then, this recipe went through many modifications with the addition of different fruit purees. This is my version of a  Guava daiquiri. Guava nectar is readily available at all well-stocked supermarkets. This drink can be a superb addition to any holiday get-together.

Serves 2
• 1 cup Guava nectar
• ⅛ cup Captain Morgan spiced rum
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 tablespoon Rose syrup (recipe follows)
• 1cup crushed ice

Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until it becomes frothy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Rose Syrup:
Yield 1 cup
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• ½ teaspoon green cardamom seed powder
• 1 teaspoon rosewater
• few drops of red food coloring

To make the syrup, boil sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring it to boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add cardamom powder, rosewater and food coloring. Let the syrup come to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

This recipe is adapted from my cookbook.

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. Beautiful pic, and sounds like a great drink-Merry Christmas:@)

  2. That sounds lovely and I bet many people are looking for something to serve their guests. Hope you have a happy holiday.

  3. This one sounds interesting...

    Merry Christmas to you Komali.. and all your loved ones.. Hope you have a fabulous holiday season!

  4. I’m going to try this one.Hoping to learn more from you.Thanks

  5. This looks so good and the stemware is lovely! Happy New Year, Komali!

  6. Looks Amazing i will have to try one of your recipes. You seem to really know what you are doing and your blog is so inspiring to me. Im new and just started blogging. Its inspiring to see you have so many followers im blogging about cooking and baking. anyway hope you have a happy new year and have fun blogging.