The Daiquiri - a classic cocktail with a storied past - is known for its simplicity. Over a century ago, it emerged as a pioneer in the sour drink category, blending rum, lime juice, and sugar. Today, the Daiquiri remains a beloved classic, celebrated for its timeless and straightforward combination of flavors.

Sep 30

Chef's notes

  • While Daiquiri is often blended and served frozen, especially during hot summer days, this cocktail truly opens up and shines when it stays clear of a steel blade. Shaken Daiquiris are the true beauty.
  • If you, however, decide to blend this bad boy, be careful when adding ice. It's always better to put little and then add some, than end up with a diluted drink.
  • If you grow fond of Daiquiri (or any other cocktail in the sour category), it's best you learn how to make own simple syrup. This way you can fine tune its consistency (by playing with the ratio of sugar and water) and go for high quality sugar (e.g. raw brown sugar), which will give you results, that are impossible to achieve with mass produced syrups.
  • Shake It Well: Shake the ingredients vigorously with ice. This not only chills the cocktail but also adds a pleasant frothiness.
  • Pre-chill your glass in the freezer for an extra refreshing touch.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment. While the classic Daiquiri is fantastic, don't be afraid to experiment with variations. You can try different types of rum, or muddle fruits/berries right in the shaker before adding the rest of ingredients for a unique twist.


  • 🍳 Cook time: 2 minutes
  • 🍽️ Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce sugar syrup
  • Garnish: lime twist or a wheel


  1. Add the rum, lime juice and sugar syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Double strain through fine mesh strainer into a chilled coupe.
  3. Garnish with a lime twist.
  4. Pro tip: run the lime zest across the glass rim to have lime flavor compliment the refreshing taste of the drink; twist the zest over the drink to release lime's natural oils and further enhance the flavor.

Published in MixologyMania