The Tangy Cocktail Classic that Stole America’s Heart
Americans sure love our Daiquiris. This simple cocktail of rum, lime juice, and sugar is the one classic cocktail you need during the summer!
Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the Daiquiri was first crafted by American engineer, Jennings Cox, who invented the cocktail while he was living in Cuba. His original multi-serving recipe would later find its way Stateside as the single serving, “Hand-Shaken Daiquiri”.
After reaching iconic fame in a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Daiquiri became an American classic cocktail and mixologists have been putting their own spins on it ever since.
Traditional versions of the Daiquiri recipe use Bacardi Rum or Carta Blanca Rum, and is typically served shaken & strained or blended with ice [which is why we are sharing both ways below].
Mix up this recipe for the classic Daiquri!
Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 2 Ounces Caña Brava Rum
- 1 Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- ½ Ounce Sugar or Simple Syrup
- Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Coupe or Margarita Glass
- Cocktail Shaker with Strainer
Classic Daiquiri Recipe: Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled, about 30 seconds or so. Strain cocktail into chilled glass and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!
Classic Frozen Daiquiri: Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glass and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 111 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 11.4 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.1 Total Sugars (g) 3.3 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 3