Daiquiri - the classic recipe
This beautiful and tasty classic cocktail has been an unfortunate platform to "create" a slew of flavor variations that have haunted the bartenders of years past (and still do in suburban strip malls). The Daiquiri was born organically if ever a cocktail was. By organic we mean of the climate and circumstance rather than the bright sticker on your banana that warns you that you will be paying 20 cents more per pound. Rum, lime, and touch of sugar are as satisfying as peanut butter and jelly.
2 oz. White Rum
1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
(alternatively 1/2 oz. simple syrup)
1 oz. lime juice
No occasion is needed but this drink really hits the spot when the sun is high and temperature is soaring.
Squeeze the limejuice into your shaker and then stir in the sugar. Add the rum and a handful of cracked ice. Shake well and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel if you like.
You could write volumes on the variations of the classic Daiquiri. Many of these variations are crimes against humanity so just stay clear of the insipid fruit mixers found at the liquor store. We love our simple little variation, the Pineapple Ginger Daiquiri.