DRIVING MISS DAIQUIRI Watermelon Mint Daiquiri Cocktail
(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)
DRIVING MISS DAISY, 1989
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
Nominated (1958) for: Best Actor in a Lead Role - Morgan Freeman - Best Actor in a Supporting Role -Dan Aykroyd, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design
Won, 1990: Best Picture, Best Actress - Jessica Tandy, Best Writing, Best Makeup
Golden Globes: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress
BAFTA: Best Actress
Daisy Werthan: What are you doing?
Hoke Colburn: I'm tryin' to drive you to the store!
Who doesn't love this film about an elderly Southern lady's contentious but admiring relationship with her African American chauffeur?
I loved the story and the whole cast and that theme song is a favorite of mine. One of my other favorite things about the movie is how Miss Daisy's car ages right along with the characters. It's a classic in my movie line up, one I watch at least once a year. Any movie that makes reference to the Piggly Wiggly always gets my vote.
It was also a perfect way to pun another Daiquiri for my movie themed cocktail series. Think of this as a mini Mojito, if you make this in a Collins glass and add soda you have a Mojito, but you won't have the fun cocktail pun.
DRIVING MISS DAIQUIRI
Watermelon Mint Daiquiri Cocktail
2 Oz. Bacardi Light Rum
2 Oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice
1/2 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Oz. Mint Simple Syrup
4 Fresh Mint Leaves
Garnish: Watermelon Wedge, Mint Leaves, Lime Quarter
Tools: Muddler, Cocktail Shaker
Glass: Punch Cup
Purée watermelon in a food processor, then strain into a small bowl.
Muddle the mint leaves, fresh lime juice and simple syrup in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the rum and watermelon juice then shake until well chilled.