Skip to comments.Itís Labor Day, Are Your Pucks Frozen?
Posted on 09/02/2019 5:44:35 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Even over a holiday weekend the Wall Street Journal delivers a little something rant worthy, even if its only a drink recipe. Now you would think that something as prosaic as a daiquiri would be non-controversial. And youre probably thinking that, like a liberal, Im going out of my way to be offended. You be the judge.
It doesnt bother me that the recipe is not for the classic daiquiri,
but rather one that Jimmy Buffet would call a frozen concoction.
The fact that it is made with an immersion blender instead of the standard bar issue Waring blender is also an irrelevant fact for this discussion.
At the Streamliner in L.A., Mikki Kristola reveals her frozen-cocktail hack: the immersion blender
Nor do I dont care that author Kevin Sintumuang (Culture & Lifestyle Director @esquire) prefers a frozen concoction over any sort of manly drink:
The trouble with making frozen drinks at home? You have to make them. Perhaps thats why, whenever I come across a frozen drink on a cocktail menu, I order it So naturally, when I visited the Streamliner bar in Los Angeless Union Station, the first drink I ordered was not its dirty Martini or old-fashioned but its frozen daiquiri.
The fact that his recipe starts with a decidedly non-classic pre-frozen puck is likewise no concern to me. I forgive all these things with a nod to our modernity, life racing rapidly towards the third decade of the 21st century. No, to be clear, my gripe is with the recipe itself.
First, Kevin advises us that in order to use this recipe technique you will need to acquire a food-grade rubber mold made for large cubes, such as Cocktail Kingdoms Cylindrical Ice Tray.
I always balk at recipes that require the acquisition of yet another piece of kitchen ephemerabilia. Still, I can be chill with that as well. But the actual recipe for the frozen Daiquiri? No, it just will not do.
Make the daiquiri pucks: In a pitcher, combine 310 grams fresh lime juice, strained through a fine-mesh sieve, and 410 grams water, then whisk in 130 grams sugar, preferably superfine. Very carefully measure 65-67 grams of mix into each into each compartment of a food-grade rubber mold. Wrap mold with plastic and freeze overnight.
Make a mint daiquiri: In a large cocktail shaker, blend 50 ml rum and 2-3 small mint leaves with 1 daiquiri puck until mint is pulverized and drink has a texture closer to a shaken cocktail than a slushy. Serve in a frozen stem glass.
Apparently you need much more than a silicone ice cube tray, youll need and entire metric chemistry lab set.
Where the legislative branch of the U.S. government has failed to convert the country to the superior metric system, the Wall Street Journal weekend Culture & Lifestyle Director has taken it on himself to do so. And apparently all of the editors, who should have insisted on measurements using equipment that parched readers might actually own, were on vacation, probably at Burning Man.
So if you want a frozen daiquiri this Labor Day might I suggest you go to the local supermarket dont worry, theyll all be open, its only a holiday - and purchase some of the premade packets and toss them in your freezer for a few hours where they are guaranteed to turn into slushy pucks.
And when you squeeze it into your glass, dont forget to serve it with a paper straw weve got to make the planet safe for globalism!
P.S. Im sure the plastic and aluminum sack your frozen daiquiri comes in is recyclable, or at least biodegradable.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
What an entertaining article! And a great way to start Labor Day...
I can’t drink anymore cause since my liver blew a gasket but if I could have a margarita, it would be on the rocks.
Dang, I thought it would be about hockey.
(Shaving soap pucks...)
Keep yer stick on the ice
Where the legislative branch of the U.S. government has failed to convert the country to the superior metric system, the Wall Street Journal weekend Culture & Lifestyle Director has taken it on himself to do so.
The metric system is only superior for those who count on their fingers.
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