Preptime: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

The combination of rum, lime, and sugar is about as old as, well, rum, lime, and sugar. Punches, groggs, and draquesitas are scattered through cocktail history like pebbles on sandy beaches. Named a Daiquiri by some engineers in the late 1800s, it was first served on crushed ice in a highball glass, more like a no-mint mojito. Today it is commonly agreed upon that it is a shaken cocktail served up in stemmed and chilled glassware. See also Hemmingway daiquiri for a wonderful twist on it.


  • Chilled coupette glass
  • Measuring jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • 6 cl rum
  • 1,5 cl simple syrup
  • 1,5 cl lime juice
  1. Pour 6 cl rum into a shaker
  2. Add 1,5 cl simple syrup
  3. Add 1,5 cl of lime juice
  4. Shake with ice
  5. Double strain into coupette glass

Frozen daiquiri

It is worth noting that there is a common misconception that all daiquiris are frozen slushy drinks, often with fruit flavors such as strawberry. While these variations can be delicious, they are technically a separate drink from the classic daiquiri. The original daiquiri as described above is a shaken or stirred cocktail that is served chilled and strained, and does not include any frozen or blended elements. Nonetheless, the popularity of these frozen drinks has led to the creation of many daiquiri variations that incorporate different fruit flavors and textures which a great for a summertime cocktail.

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