The original daiquiri is an extremely simple recipe that requires just three common ingredients. It is also one of the freshest drinks you can make and an essential rum cocktail everyone should know and taste.
For the best daiquiri, use quality ingredients, including premium rum, fresh lime juice, and homemade simple syrup. A well-made daiquiri should have a nice balance of sweet and sour and can be adjusted to your personal taste. Once you find your ideal mix, you will become a believer that those sugary-tart bottled daiquiris have no place in the bar.
The daiquiri is a classic rum sour drink, and—much like the martini and margarita—it has also developed into a subfamily of drinks. Many variations take on a variety of flavors, and it's often blended with ice as well
1 1/2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup, to taste
STEPS TO MAKE IT
- Gather Ingredients
- Add the Ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Shake well
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve and enjoy.