How To Make A Daiquiri


The Daiquiri is generally credited to Jennings Cox, an American engineer in Cuba during the Spanish American War. Cox may have created the cocktail to prevent yellow fever in his workers or when he ran out of gin during a party. While the frozen Daiquiri can be a delightful drink, the classic Daiquiri is served up, meaning the ingredients are chilled and served in a cocktail glass. Because this drink is made with just three ingredients, the trick here is to use high-quality products and the proper techniques to get the balance just right. This drink is a favorite of bartenders, as it allows them to show off their skills, and it’s delicious.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Pour the simple syrup, lime juice and rum into the shaker.
  2. Add ice. Shake until very cold, about 15 seconds.Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

quick tip

By mastering this basic sour drink, you’ll have a solid jumping-off point for a myriad of other cocktails: the Margarita, the Mai Tai, and the Whiskey Sour. Add club soda to a sour cocktail and a whole new world of drinks emerges, such as the Mojito and the Tom Collins.



Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is generally credited to Jennings Cox, an American engineer in Cuba during the Spanish American War. Cox may have created the cocktail to prevent yellow fever in his workers or when he ran out of gin during a party.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Coupe or martini glass (chilled)
  • Citrus juicer
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce Lime Juice
  • 2 ounce Silver Rum
  • Lime wheel

Instructions
 

  • Pour the simple syrup, lime juice and rum into the shaker.
  • Add ice. Shake until very cold, about 15 seconds.Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

By mastering this basic sour drink, you’ll have a solid jumping-off point for a myriad of other cocktails: the Margarita, the Mai Tai, and the Whiskey Sour. Add club soda to a sour cocktail and a whole new world of drinks emerges, such as the Mojito and the Tom Collins.
Keyword Lime Juice, rum, Shaker, Silver Rum, simple syrup