The delightfully delicious daiquiri cocktail is so easy to make! It is such a smooth tasting cocktail! Try it. I know that you will like it.
When you think about a daiquiri, your mind doesn’t automatically go to this cocktail. Your mind goes to a strawberry daiquiri.
Am I right? Am I? You bet your sweet bippy I am.
Here’s the thing about strawberry daiquiris. And don’t get me wrong. I do like them. It’s just that you mostly taste the strawberries and the sweet and sour mix, not the rum.
Now, here’s a question: did you know that you could get a plain daiquiri?
Leave me a comment to tell me whether you knew that or not. I’d love to see the percentage of peeps in the know.
I prefer this daiquiri over any other daiquiri, by far!
So, are you wondering what is so special about it?
First off, it’s easy to make. You don’t need a blender, just your cocktail shaker. Secondly, it has such a nice flavor that you will wonder why you haven’t had one before. I know it’s not a cocktail that is on many restaurants drink lists. I wish they would rethink that strategy and add it to their lists because, when people order it and realize they like it, it will become wildly popular.
You heard it here first, folks!
On to the recipe.
The ingredients for the deliciously delightful daiquiri cocktail recipe
I grab my rum, a lime and simple syrup.
That is it. Isn’t that easy? Wait till you see how it’s mixed.
I grab my cocktail shaker and fill it half way with ice.
Next, I measure out 2 ounces of rum.
I pour it lovingly into the shaker and grab my lime and squeeze it. I measure out 1 1/4 ounces. I ended up using one full lime and less than 1/2 of another. I saved the remaining juice and put it in my water, as it is healthy! 😉
I also sliced a thin wheel of lime for the garnish.
I pour the lime juice into the cocktail shaker.
Next up, is the simple syrup. I measure out 3/4 of an ounce.
Into the shaker it goes!
Time to cap the shaker and shake 10 times. I grab my martini glass and strain the liquid into it. I take the lime wheel and place it in the drink. Sometimes it floats, other times it sinks a little. It really depends on how thin you slice the lime wheel.
Isn’t it a pretty drink?
Let’s look at the daiquiri cocktail from a vertical view.
All that is left to do is pick up the glass and sip that delicious daiquiri!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Just writing about it, makes me want to make it again and sip it.
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Yields 1 Drink
A delicious and delightful cocktail.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 ounces rum, light or gold
- 1.25 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- .75 ounces simple syrup
- Thinly sliced lime wheel
- Martini glass
- Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add rum, lime juice and simple syrup
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Strain into martini glass
- Float lime wheel
- Lift glass