When the daiquiri was created in 1898, it was a drink made of simple accessibility. The rum, lime and sugar cane were simply the ingredients that were most readily available. Today, travel and technology have shrunken the world, so that almost any commodity could be had by most any person. It was that truth that led me to create the Elder Statesman, my modern update of the daiquiri:
- 2.5 oz. Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum
- 1 oz. St. Germaine elderflower liquor
- .75 oz. Agave nectar
- .25 oz. Yuzu juice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe with a powdered sugar rim.