Make this classic daiquiri, then check out our banana daiquiri, raspberry daiquiri, frozen strawberry daiquiri more rum cocktail recipes.
How to make a daiquiri
Our drinks expert Hannah Guinness shares her at-home bar tips to help you take your daiquiri to the next level.
What is a daiquiri?
One of the all-time great rum cocktails, this Cuban creation first came to fame in the 1920s, when Americans flocked to the island during Prohibition (including one of the daiquiri’s biggest fans, Ernest Hemingway). Its simplicity is its strength: a carefully balanced blend of just lime juice, sugar and white rum. Fresh, bright and zesty, it’s the perfect summer cocktail.
As it’s such a simple cocktail, make sure you invest in the best ingredients. This means using fresh lime juice and a quality white rum for this recipe – we’ve tried and tested the best premium rums for you.
Bar hacks and garnishes
A daiquiri is traditionally served in a frozen or chilled coupe or martini glass. Be precise with your measurements, as this cocktail relies on exact proportions. Before cutting the limes, try rolling them under your hands on a worksurface to release more of the juices. For a twist on the classic, try making a Hemingway daiquiri – swap the sugar for maraschino liqueur and add a little grapefruit juice.
Make it a non-alcoholic daiquiri
For a convincing alternative to rum, try mixing 3-4 tbsp of apple juice with a dash of almond extract.
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