If you’re searching for a brightly coloured, sweet, adult slushie, you’re in the wrong place. The Daiquiri is now simply associated with sugar filled frozen drinks, but the classic Daiquiri is classic, sour and refined.
Supposedly invented in 1898 in the eponymous mining town of Daiquiri on the southeastern tip of Cuba by an American mining engineer, it took another decade for the Daiquiri to be introduced to America and even longer to the rest of the world. With only three-ingredients, the Daiquiri has since been loved by household names like Ernest Hemingway and President JFK, but in recent times has gone from being the pride of Havana to an under-appreciated sour drink, but we’re determined to change that.
The Daiquiri is simple and sublime, a delicate blend of rum’s sweetness with the sugar and lime juice. To ensure a satisfactory Daiquiri, each ingredient should be of the highest quality and the balance must be perfect. Choose an overly sweet rum or use too much sugar, or overdo the lime, and you won't get the perfect Daiquiri taste that you’re aiming for.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 163 Calories
- 50ml white rum
- 25ml lime juice
- 10ml sugar syrup
- Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lime
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails