Daiquiri

  • Units: 2
  • Served in: Cocktail glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 ml/ 1.7 fl. oz (2 measures) Rum 
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Lime juice 
  • 12.5 ml/ 0.42 fl. oz (½ measure) Sugar syrup 
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional 
  • A slice of lime to garnish 
Daiquiri

This Daquiri cocktail is a refreshing, zesty drink made from rum, a citrus (lime usually) and sugar. 

There is a whole family of variations of the Daiquiri as it has remained a popular cocktail for over 100 years, although it has origins in the 18th century as The British Royal Navy gave rations for a drink called grog, which was similar to the ingredients of a Daiquiri – as the Vitamin C helped prevent the sailors from contracting scurvy!

Method

  1. Add the rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, and the ice cubes  to a cocktail shaker.
  2. With the lid on, shake well until the shaker is cold to the touch.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime.
The Daiquiri was one of the favourite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and president John F. Kennedy.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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