This Classic Daiquiri Cocktail has been enjoyed by many for over a century. It originated in Cuba and quickly became popular worldwide. It consists of three simple ingredients: Havana white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Havana White Rum is the first ingredient. It has a light and clean taste, made from molasses and distilled in column stills as well as short period of aging in oak barrels adds depth to the flavor.
The second ingredient is lime juice, which adds a refreshing and tart flavor to balance out the simple syrup’s sweetness. Using freshly squeezed lime juice is important for the best taste, and the right amount must be used to avoid over-sourness or over-sweetness.
Last we add the simple syrup, a mixture of sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves. It sweetens the cocktail and balances the tartness of the lime juice. Make and cool the syrup beforehand.
To make the cocktail, you shake the ingredients with ice and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish this refreshing drink with a lime peel and enjoy this perfectly balanced cocktail.
Overall, the Classic Daiquiri is a timeless cocktail, beloved by bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Its simplicity makes it easy to make at home, and its sophisticated taste makes it perfect for any occasion.
* Each of these Spirits or Liqueurs used can be substituted for your favourite brand.
- Add all of the ingredients to the shaker glass.
- Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled coupe.
- Garnish with your choice of lime twist or wheel.