• Ivar

The Big Daiquiri Challenge - Chapter 2

Updated: Jan 22

Back in June we had an evening of daiquiri tastings and it was tons of fun. We named it the big daiquiri challenge chapter 1. We enjoyed it so much, we knew there had to be a second chapter….and probably a third. If you haven’t read it already, click here to read the story on chapter 1.

We kept the format and recipe the same. Rum A vs Rum B, single knockout. The recipe being two rum, one lime, half sweet. We did cheat a bit though by bringing back Rum Bar Overproof, even though it was one of the losers in chapter 1. I was recently given a bottle of Rum Fire and I felt Rum Bar Overproof would be the ultimate opponent.

There was one roster change, Matthew Wise stepped in to replace Hamish, who couldn’t make it unfortunately. Making a reappearance are Mariangela, Andrew Toplack and myself.

This time we didn’t bother to dress up our living room table, like we did before. We figured we’d be “camping” in our kitchen again, so we setup the daiquiri ingredients, all the snacks, a candle or two, a lava lamp (got to create the right mood!) and four chairs in our kitchen, where Andrew went to work as a bartender extraordinaire once again.

As a reminder, the winners from last time were Probitas, Clairin Casimir, Rhum Rhum PMG, Mhoba French Cask, Dr Bird and Foursquare Dominus.

The Cast

· Rum Bar Overproof, Worthy Park, Jamaica, 63%

· Grander 8, Panama, 54,6%

· Probitas, Hampden/Foursquare, Jamaica/Barbados, 47%

· Dr Bird, Worthy Park, Jamaica, 50%

· Rhum Rhum PMG, Bielle, Marie Galante, 56%

· Mhoba French Cask, Mhoba, South Africa, 65%

· Rum Fire, Hampden, Jamaica, 63%

· Foursquare White, Foursquare, Barbados, 59%

· William George, Jamaica & Trinidad Blend, 43%

· Clairin Casimir, Casimir, Haiti, 50.2%

· Clairin Sajous, Sajous, Haiti, 54,3%

· Dominus, Foursquare, Barbados, 56%