Summer drink you won't want to miss! This would be good with other berries too! The name Daiquirí is also the name of a beach near Santiago, Cuba, and an iron mine in that area. The cocktail was invented about 1905 in a bar named Venus in Santiago, about 23 miles east of the mine, by a group of American mining engineers. The daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and president John F. Kennedy. This recipe is Cuban and Northeastern.