René-Jules Lalique

Cocktail glass


Cocktail shaker, attributed to Norman Bel Geddes 1930

Spirits: The Modern Coctail

The cocktail is immediately associated with stylish modern living. The cocktail hour gained popularity in Britain after the First World War as the young generation rejected elaborate Edwardian dining traditions. It became the vogue among the Bright Young Things because it was novel, American and outraged their parents. Designers complemented the new fashion with strikingly modern forms.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

July 19th is National Daiquiri Day. Celebrate with this recipe using Smith & Cross rum. 


-1.5 oz. Smith & Cross Rum 

- 0.75 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

 - 0.25 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 

- Slice of lime


Add ingredients (minus garnish) over ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice.