|Frankie Slayer the Party Mayor, our official Summer Guide, enjoys a daiquiri. | Jennifer Silverberg|
All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you.
When some drinkers think of the daiquiri, they imagine a red or blue slush excreted by a machine behind the bar or, worse still, of the cardboard tubes of sugary mixer purchased in the frozen-food section of the supermarket.
"A grotesquely overlooked cocktail," laments Jamie Kilgore, co-owner of Planter's House (1000 Mississippi Avenue; 314-696-6203). The daiquiri, she says, is not the "slushy machine drink from Bourbon Street" but "a simple, beautiful cocktail."
And she puts her menu where her mouth is -- this summer, Planter's House offers ten variations of the drink.
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