If the first thing you crave when thinking of a Lime Daiquiri is an overly sweet adult slushie, you’re knocking on the wrong door. Frozen fruity Daiquiris for Spring Break are this way.
If you’re looking for a refreshing and zesty summer cocktail that’s great for sipping under a parasol, keep reading.
The Classic Daiquiri (Lime Daiquiri)
The original Daiquiri was invented in 1898 in the mining town of Daiquiri in Cuba. Almost a decade later, this classic recipe traveled from Cuba to America, and it was an instant hit. The Lime Daquiri is said to have been a firm favorite of President John F Kennedy and famed writer Ernst Hemingway. In fact, he loved it so much that he had one named after him.
The Classic Daiquiri uses only three simple ingredients, and the recipe is a delicate balancing between the sweet and the sour. It’s a fresh and straightforward lime cocktail that is very similar to a Classic Margarita in that you’ll be using fresh lime juice and sugar syrup, but instead of tequila, you’ll be using light rum. And there’s none of the expected Daiquiri slush. Instead, this one gets chilled and strained into a coupe glass, making it more sophisticated. It’s a drink for a refined palate and perfect for a warm summer evening.
Lime Daiquiri recipe
You’ll never look back once you know how to make a Lime Daiquiri the right way. But there are some rules to keep in mind to make these like a Havana nights pro: choose good quality light rum. We’re talking about a premium brand that won’t overpower the drink, like Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum. Choose this for a rum for its fruity natural aroma and overtone of molasses. It blends beautifully with the tartness of the lime. The second rule is to stick to fresh lime juice. The bottled stuff just won’t do this classic Daiquiri any favors. Lastly, make a sugar syrup using demerara sugar for its hints of molasses and caramel. We can’t say this enough: If you’re making a cocktail using very few ingredients, make sure those ingredients are the best you can get your hands on.
So now that you’ve got all the right ingredients let’s talk you through how to make this quintessential rum cocktail.