Daiquiri is a classic cocktail originally from Cuba made with rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. It is a refreshing and tart drink perfect for summer sipping.

Daiquiri recipe

  • 60 ml white Cuban rum
  • 20 ml fresh lime juice
  • 2 bar spoons superfine sugar

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Add ice and shake. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Directions for how to make the Daiquiri

  1. Add 60 ml white Cuban rum to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add 20 ml fresh lime juice to the same cocktail shaker.
  3. Add 2 bar spoons of superfine sugar to the cocktail shaker.
  4. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and ensure all ingredients are mixed together thoroughly.
  5. Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
  6. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to blend all the ingredients well.
  7. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Daiquiri drink!

Tips for how to make the perfect Daiquiri

  • Use fresh ingredients: Squeeze the lime juice just before making the Daiquiri and use quality rum.

  • Make it cold: Use ice to chill the drink and shake it well until it becomes frosty.

  • Balance the sweetness: Use just the right amount of simple syrup to balance the tartness of the lime juice.

  • Use a strainer: Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove any ice chips or lime pulp for a smooth texture.

  • Serve it straight up: Serve the Daiquiri in a chilled glass without ice to prevent dilution and enjoy the pure flavors.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Daiquiri

An alcohol-free alternative to the drink Daiquiri could be a “Virgin Daiquiri” which consists of fruit juices, sugar or sweetener, and ice blended together. This mocktail can be made with a variety of fruit juices such as strawberry, lime, or pineapple, and can be garnished with fresh fruit or a sliced lime. Another option could be a “Mocktail Mojito” made with soda water, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar or sweetener. This refreshing and non-alcoholic beverage is a great option for those who want to enjoy the taste of a traditional daiquiri without the effects of alcohol.

Daiquiri fun facts

  1. The Daiquiri was invented by an American engineer, Jennings Cox, in Cuba in 1898.
  2. The original Daiquiri recipe consisted of only three ingredients: white rum, lime juice, and sugar.
  3. The Daiquiri was a favorite of writer Ernest Hemingway, who frequented a bar called El Floridita in Havana that served his preferred version, which included grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur.
  4. During World War II, the Daiquiri became a popular drink among American soldiers in Cuba, and it was even served on U.S. naval ships.
  5. The frozen Daiquiri was invented in 1938 by a New Orleans bartender named Pat O’Brien, who created it as a way to use up excess rum during Prohibition.