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How the daiquiri got its name


Strawberry_DaiquiriLegend has it that American mining engineer Jennings Cox first mixed rum with crushed ice, lime juice and a spoonful of sugar to create what he called the Daiquiri, named after a small town near Santiago, Cuba. But because limes, sugar cane and rum are three things the island produces in abundance, it's also likely that the drink was already being served in Cuba before Cox arrived. 

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Topics: Drink trivia, History, Beverage, Facts

The surprising history of the milkshake

The term "milkshake" first appeared in print in 1885 and at that point it referred to an adult drink containing eggs and whiskey. But by the early 1900s, a milkshake had come to mean a drink made with ice cream and chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup. 

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Topics: Shakes, Drink trivia, Featured, Milkshakes, History, Facts

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