The Classic Daiquiri 

Is this what you think of when someone says daiquiri ? If not, then you should! 

Photo courtesy: A Mountain of Crushed Ice
The classic 3 ingredient daiquiri is one of the most abused drinks in the history of cocktails. It should not be frozen or neon nor sweet. It is simply delicious when made correctly. Here is one example… 

  • 2 oz premium white rum (we used #plantationrum 3 star)
  • 3/4 oz FRESH squeezed lime juice (always use fresh… it’s so easy!)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts hot water and cane sugar whisked or shaken until sugar is all blended) 

Place all ingredients in a shaker with 1/2 cup of crushed ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel. 

For more in-depth daiquiri details, we recommend this article by Caroline Pardilla for Eater, and featuring an interview with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.

Swanky serving daiquiris at Williamswood Castle

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