National Daiquiri Day Time To Celebrate at Dallas BBQ

National Daiquiri Day Time To Celebrate at Dallas BBQ

Dallas BBQ, National Daiquiri Day

Did you know…. the Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

Dallas BBQ, National Daiquiri Day

Every year on July 19, people across the US fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. Daiquiri are a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime) and sugar. Tasting like summer, sunshine and beaches, its hard to believe that the daiquiri was invented by men blasting away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba.  According to legend, Jennings Cox, an American engineer, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.  Every day after work Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, sugar in a tall glass of ice. Naming the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, the drink soon became a staple in Havana. Eventually, shaved ice was used and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes.

In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.  The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.

T2C’s favorite Times Square place to get a frozen drink at a reasonable price is Dallas BBQ. Dallas BBQ’s daiquiris are available in various flavors, such as the classic strawberry, peach, tangerine, wild berry and more. What’s so cool is you can mix the flavors together and create your very own original drink.  A regular, 10-ounce daiquiri goes for just $7.99. If you think you can handle it the Texas-size 20-ounce drink, is a mere $9.99.  The shot is served in its own glass so you know you are getting your monies worth. Order the Texas size and get three shots to call your own. Now that is a summertime and everyday bargain. Who knew these still existed, especially in New York or Times Square.

Dallas BBQ has been a staple of New York City since the 80s. Where better to enjoy a delicious frozen daiquiri on National Daiquiri Day, than this legendary, family-owned restaurant?



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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