Over the past week a lot of people across the U.S. have been seeking out stiff drinks. In Cleveland, a group took that idea a little further on Friday by busting the reigning record for the world’s largest daiquiri. According to Cleveland.com, bartenders from Cleveland’s Porco Lounge & Tiki Room conspired to create the enormous tropical drink.
Four bartenders and four barbacks from Porco collaborated in the effort at a local trade show. There goal: to make a 100-gallon daiquiri using simple syrup, fresh-squeezed lime juice, rum, ice, and four 1.5-gallon blenders. The event kicked off around noon and it took approximately 38 minutes to completely fill the massive 100-gallon Tiki mug.
In the end the giant drink weighed-in at 95 gallons — just short of their goal but far surpassing the 71-gallon record set in Havana, Cuba, in 2012. That previous concoction was created in honor of Ernest Hemingway, the author for whom a version of the classic cocktail is named, and the 195 anniversary of one of his favorite Havana hangouts, El Floridita. Porco’s drink required around 80 bottles of Appleton Estate Rum. That’s a lot of booze.