Classic Daiquiri

August 16, 2011

When you think of daiquris, do you think of a sugary concoction mixed up in the blender from a can of frozen mix? Or something with bananas or strawberries or some other fruit, also from the syrupy can of concentrate? I did too.  But that doesn’t appeal to me much and I knew that kind of drink had to be based on something better.  So here’s the real deal, the original daiquiri. And what better way to celebrate National Rum Day?

  • Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice, 1 ounce
  • White Rum, 1 1/2 ounces
  • Simple Syrup, 1 ounce *
  • Ice, crushed or small cubes

Juice the lime. One was just right for one cocktail.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Add the lime juice, rum and syrup.

Shake well.

Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lime slice and sip it slowly. Enjoy!

*Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups of sugar and 2 1/2 cups of water.  Bring it to a simmer over medium heat and let it boil just until the sugar is dissolved.  Let it cool, pour it into a jar or bottle and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

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