Not all my work is serious. A lot of it is sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek, playful, happy and down right fun.
What Would Jimmy Buffet Do? or WWJBD?
It’s five o’clock somewhere, I wonder what Jimmy Buffet would do? Probably mix up a concoction in the blender in Margaritaville or squeeze some limes into rum and stir up a daiquiri. What Would Jimmy Buffet Do is of course a take off on the moralistic What Would Jesus Do or WWJD but I think my version is more fun and doesn’t include any moralizing. Just sit back, relax and take in the bright tropical colors as you slip away to a tropical island, even if you are in Newark, New Jersey or some frozen New England state in the middle of winter.
WWJBD? by Edward M. Fielding is based on old travel posters and comes complete with faux wrinkled texture that completes the vintage look.
Did you know? The original daiquiri was a mixture of rum, lime, and sugar, served over ice. Yet another product of late-19th-century imperialism, the daiquiri was first recorded in a Cuban mining town of the same name. Although the locals had probably been knocking back rum and lime for years, in 1886 an American engineer, James Cox, and a Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi refined the rum and lime drink by adding cane sugar. When Admiral Lucius Johnson introduced the recipe to the Army Navy Club in DC, in 1909, the daiquiri was becoming one of the world’s most popular drinks. Many years later, John F. Kennedy may have tried his first daiquiri there. We will never know, but quite ironically, JFK, who also had a penchant for Cuban cigars, designated the daiquiri as his drink of choice.
Classic Recipe for a Lime Daiquiri
1 1/2 ounces light rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup or superfine sugar
Or maybe you prefer a Mojito?
Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.Preparation: Mint sprigs muddled with sugar and lime juice. Rum added and topped with soda water. Garnished with sprig of mint leaves. Served with a straw.Served: On the rocks; poured over iceStandard garnish: Sprig of mint, Yerba buenaDrinkware: Collins glass