Mixing white rum, lime juice and simple sugar, you can easily make the classic cocktail known as the Daiquiri! This easy cocktail recipe is one of those perfect combinations that will take you right to the islands if you close your eyes!
It’s hard to imagine that the Daiquiri was invented by an American who happened to be working in Cuba at the time of the Spanish-American War. I think it was just one of those early food discovers like opening a lobster and finding out it was fabulous boiled with butter on the side.
You can still prop up the El Floridita Bar in Havana, his favorite stomping ground, and pay homage to the great American writer and his cocktail, if you find yourself in that part of the world.
Although you probably drink them in a bathing suit, on the beach, frozen and in a big gulp cup, daiquiri making is the true test of any bartender. Don’t let that put you off. Try it at home and see what happens!
Top Tip(ples): Now that you’ve mastered this recipe, see if you can make the Trailer Happiness Daiquiri or The Ginger Daiquiri by The Dubby Share Rum. If you want to try a different rum cocktail, here is a list of recipes for all the classic rum cocktails.
- 2oz White Rum
- 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- Garnish: Lime Wheel
- Add rum, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker
- Fill shaker with ice and shake until chilled
- Strain cocktail into a coupe glass
- Garnish with lime wheel
For UK measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements Converter!
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