Monday, July 19, 2010

Its National Daiquiri Day in las Vegas!

Looking for an excuse to celebrate? July 19 is National Daiquiri Day. The drink many people associate with the poolside frozen version
was in fact invented in 1898 in the small iron mining town of Daiquiri near Santiago, Cuba by an engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox.

He came up with the drink, a simple blend of lime juice, sugar and local Bacardi rum (est. 1862) over cracked ice as a way to boost the morale of mine workers during the sizzling summer months. It was such a success Cox not only received a generous stipend from the mining company but also a monthly gallon of Bacardi. My favorite frozen daiquiri is Mango! "Evening Call" celebrates National Daiquiri Day with $3 daiquiris and free shots at the locations at Bally's, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Enjoy an extra shot of premium brands featuring Bacardi, Three Olives, Kettle One and Jose Cuervo on the house with any frozen drink purchase. The party will heat up at 5:30pm with a visit from the Bacardi girls. Tonight celebrate Daiquiri Day at The Palms Lounge. Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are back starting at 10:30pm.

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