Classic Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe
The classic daiquiri is a simple, beautiful cocktail, worlds away from the frozen version. Rum, fresh lime juice, sugar. Shaken. Nothing more. J.F.K. and Hemingway didn’t need more. And neither will you.
If you're in the mood for classic cocktails, you might also like the Negroni.
As noted in the recipe, you can also make a pitcher of daiquiris for a party. It's a little less classic but a lot more convenient when serving a crowd.
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Combine the rum, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
- Add a few ice cubes and shake.
- Pour into an ice-filled glass and serve.
You can also make a pitcher of daiquiris for a party. It's a little less classic but a whole lot easier if you’ve got a lot of people to serve and lack a full-time bartender. Mix the ingredients in a 2 :1 :½ ratio in a pitcher, chill, and serve in ice-filled glasses.