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From the Atlantic's Saturday Night in America series: "New Orleans Runs on Daiquiris"

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Man it's been so long since I've had a daiquiri

You need to get you one brah. Sometimes, a nice, double-shot daiquiri just sets you right. Great way to start a party night.

I can't argue with the daiquiri being the unofficial drink of the New Orleans area. Daiquiri shops are everywhere and if you've ever lived anywhere else, you understand how unusual that is. Drive-through daiquiris are no big deal - and that blows people away when they come to visit.

My parents are 70 and 67. Pretty much your standard white-bread, protestant, golf-playing, semi-retired types - and part of their weekly routine is going through the drive-through daiquiri shop in Belle Chasse. I can't imagine that there's anywhere else in the country where people like them regularly drink daiquiris.
 

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You need to get you one brah. Sometimes, a nice, double-shot daiquiri just sets you right. Great way to start a party night.

I can't argue with the daiquiri being the unofficial drink of the New Orleans area. Daiquiri shops are everywhere and if you've ever lived anywhere else, you understand how unusual that is. Drive-through daiquiris are no big deal - and that blows people away when they come to visit.

My parents are 70 and 67. Pretty much your standard white-bread, protestant, golf-playing, semi-retired types - and part of their weekly routine is going through the drive-through daiquiri shop in Belle Chasse. I can't imagine that there's anywhere else in the country where people like them regularly drink daiquiris.
As a 7 year old visiting Pensacola I realized how strange it was that they didn't have liquor in grocery stores. Moving to Pensacola at 14 I realized how weird it was they didn't sell beer at High School football games or school/church fairs.

To this day I cannot fathom how there are areas that don't sell liquor on Sundays or before/after certain times of day.

Drive thru daiquiris with the paper on the straw on the way home from work should be an American's natural right.
 

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You need to get you one brah. Sometimes, a nice, double-shot daiquiri just sets you right. Great way to start a party night.

I can't argue with the daiquiri being the unofficial drink of the New Orleans area. Daiquiri shops are everywhere and if you've ever lived anywhere else, you understand how unusual that is. Drive-through daiquiris are no big deal - and that blows people away when they come to visit.

My parents are 70 and 67. Pretty much your standard white-bread, protestant, golf-playing, semi-retired types - and part of their weekly routine is going through the drive-through daiquiri shop in Belle Chasse. I can't imagine that there's anywhere else in the country where people like them regularly drink daiquiris.
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Then....on to the Lakefront to hang out, trunk open, with those Rockford Fosgates banging out RunDMC Raisin Hell.

Fwiw. Wife still snags one for most occasions.



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My wife's from Indiana but anytime we go back home to La. it's drive-thru daquiris, all day every day. I think our last trip down, she averaged 3 a day for 7 days straight.

also one of the greatest moments of my life was watching my dad super-awkwardly ordering a flavor called "sex monkey" then quickly "its not for me, it's for my daughter-in-law, I swear"
 

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If I weren't so lazy, I'd start a best daiquiri shop thread. My vote goes to Daiquiri Stop on Hickory in Elmwood. Those are some strong *** daiquiris.
 

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You need to get you one brah. Sometimes, a nice, double-shot daiquiri just sets you right. Great way to start a party night.
I disagree. Daiquiris have their place, but I get a sugar crash about an hour after drinking one. I think their purpose are primarily for when your wife decides she has to drag you through the mall on a Saturday afternoon when you should be playing golf.

Drive thru daiquiris with the paper on the straw on the way home from work should be an American's natural right.
Paper on the straw? I've never heard of such a thing.

Can I get a large Jungle Juice with 2 extra shots of Everclear. Thank you.
Yuck. People should not drink Everclear ever. Just get 4 shots of real liquor.

And it's usually Crawgator for me, but Cajun Eggnog season is almost upon us - that is the best. With an extra shot of brandy, thanks.
 

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If I weren't so lazy, I'd start a best daiquiri shop thread. My vote goes to Daiquiri Stop on Hickory in Elmwood. Those are some strong *** daiquiris.
The best daiquiris are ones with real fruit and rum, most are just corn syrup, food coloring, and grain alcohol (those are ok too though).
 

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The best daiquiris are ones with real fruit and rum, most are just corn syrup, food coloring, and grain alcohol (those are ok too though).
Well a "real" daiquiri is light rum, lime juice and simple syrup over crushed or "pellet" ice and shaken, not frozen, but that's an entirely different subject.
 
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I was thinking about how most Americans watching this video are probably like "That New Orleans sure is a colorful city!"

And we're all like "Man, I sure could go for a daiquiri right about now."
 

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Daiquiri Factory creator had skeptics at first | NOLA.com

Good article on the origin of the frozen drive through daiquiri.


"It was the first business in the nation dedicated to specializing in frozen cocktails, drive-thru or otherwise," Ervin said. "I did extensive research over a year at every university library in the state to reach this conclusion. My objective was to find someone that had done it to hopefully determine the legality."

What he found was that no one else had done it.

The story begins in 1981. Ervin was a student at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, up in Lincoln Parish. It was a dry parish, Ervin said, so he and other students would drive to rural Jackson Parish to a store called Wilmart to buy alcohol.
Thankfully, during my 5 year exile in Ruston it wasn't nearly as dry as it was then. Still is in some respects, though. I did hear a couple of months ago that the Wilmart closed for good. Sad day.
 

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