Classic Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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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.

Tip

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.

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Classic Daiquiri

The classic daiquiri was the preferred drink of Hemingway and JFK. It's nothing like the syrupy frozen version.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 1

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine the rum, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add a few ice cubes and shake.
  3. Pour into an ice-filled glass and serve.

Notes

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.


Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 173

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  1. I love all the sweetening options coming out here. Honey, agave, simple syrup — shucks, maybe we’ll have to do some more recipe testing.

  2. I love this recipe; the simpler the summer drink, the better. And the picture is delicious.

    Throw in some muddled mint and you have a mojito.

  3. Becky

    Nice. When I’m too lazy to make simple syrup I’ll throw some Agave in my drinks instead.

  4. geomom

    makes me think of the scene in Auntie Mame when the secret ingredient of the Claude Upson daiquiri is revealed to be…honey!

  5. Jill

    ahh…
    looks delish… and sounds so great after such a hot and humid day! :o)
    I may have to put my “rum” issues to rest and try your beautiful looking daquiri’s! :o)
    ~J