An authentic Daiquiri cocktail


Created on an island rich in sugar, rum and limes, and named for a local port, the Daiquiri is a quintessentially Cuban cocktail. A connoisseur favourite, the classic Daiquiri blends overproof white rum, lime juice, and sugar.

But don’t let this simple ingredient list mislead you. It takes considerable cocktail craftsmanship to create the delicate, three-way taste balance of sweet, sour and spirit. Using the wrong colour sugar is enough to throw this balance off, while a rum that’s too weak will blunt the characteristic Daiquiri hit. And don’t even think of using syrup as a quick sweetener substitute – its slick texture will overwhelm the drink. Instead, try this authentic Cuban recipe.

Main alcohol : rum

Ingredients

Ice Cubes
2 oz Cuban Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 Teaspoons White Cane Sugar

Preparation

Freshly squeeze ¾ oz lime juice and pour into a cocktail shaker. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of white cane sugar into the juice. Pour in 2 oz of white rum – preferably Cuban and 80% proof or higher. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail coupe.

Drinkware : Cocktail Glass

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