Classic Daiquiri

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When I was young, a Daiquiri was rum, lime juice and sugar. Somehow, they have turned into a frozen Slurpee like concoction that is more like a dessert than a refreshing beverage. My friend invited me over and we returned to a simpler time.

The recipe for the cocktail is at the end of the post.

I juiced a lime. I put the lime juice and sugar in my cocktail shaker and stirred until the sugar was dissolved.  Add 1/2 shaker of ice and the rum.

Daquiri

Shake the rum until the shaker is cold and frosted. Strain the drinks into a small highball glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Daquiri 1

The Verdict

These were way better than the frozen version. They were tart with just enough sugar to make it nice. The rum adds a crisp sweetness as well. If you want an adult drink that is refreshing, forget the Slurpees and make this.

Classic Daiquiri

Yield: 1 cocktail

Classic Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 50 ml (2 ounces) white rum
  • 35 ml (1 1/2 ounces) fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) sugar
  • ice
  • 1 lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the lime juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the rum and ice.
  3. Shake until the shaker is frosty cold.
  4. Strain the drink into a small highball glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime slice and serve.
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