When you think of Louisiana you think of daiquiri's, so how is it even possible that they weren't invented here?

Daiquiri's are to Louisiana like pizza is to New York. You can't go to New York without eating a slice of pizza and you definitely can't go to Louisiana without sipping on a frozen glass of fruity heaven, also known as a daiquiri.

So, if daiquiri's weren't invented in Louisiana, where did they come from? How did they get here? I have so many questions! And the only way to get to the bottom of my daiquiri dilemma is to give myself a little history lesson on the origin's of Louisiana's go-to beverage.

According to Wikipedia the word "daiquiri" is a name of a beach and an iron mine in Cuba. So, there you have it, daiquiri's are from Cuba! But the invention of the actual drink isn't really Cuban, I mean, it happened in Cuba, but it was invented by an American. Jennings Cox was a mining engineer in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War, and supposedly he invented the drink and introduced it to bars in New York 1902.

Fine, I'll give Jennings Cox the credit for inventing the daiquiri, but I think we can all agree is was Louisiana that elevated daiquiri's to their full potential. I mean, we have drive through daiquiri shops with hundreds of different flavors to choose from. You can't walk down Bourbon Street in New Orleans without seeing a daiquiri place every ten feet. Louisiana is definitely the daiquiri champ of the world. Don't quote me on that, because it's just my opinion, but if we did the math I think Louisiana would come out on top.

If you want to get schooled a little more in the history of the daiquiri, check out the very detailed daiquiri page on Wikipedia. Seriously, it's very detailed. I'm shocked someone knew that much about daiquiri's and took the time to drop all those daiquiri knowledge bombs on the internet.