Drink Recipe:: The Daiquiri

by Negronis Greg

Today, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite classic cocktails, the Daiquiri. This refreshing drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or any time you want to feel like you're on a tropical island. Let's dive into the history, ingredients, recipe, and who's making the best Daiquiri today.

Origin Story The Daiquiri was invented in the late 19th century by American mining engineers in Cuba. The original recipe consisted of just three ingredients: lime juice, sugar, and white rum. It quickly gained popularity among Americans and became a staple cocktail in the United States.

Ingredients The classic Daiquiri recipe calls for just three simple ingredients: lime juice, sugar, and white rum. However, variations on the original recipe are common, and you'll often see bartenders adding fruit syrups or other flavored liqueurs to create unique and exciting flavor combinations.

Recipe Here's a classic Daiquiri recipe that you can try at home:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Lime wheel, for garnish


  1. Combine the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Who's Making the Best Daiquiri Today? There are plenty of talented bartenders out there who know how to craft a perfect Daiquiri, but one person who is particularly well-known for their Daiquiri-making skills is Jeffrey Morgenthaler, the bar manager at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. You can find his recipe for a perfect Daiquiri on his blog, along with plenty of other great cocktail recipes.

In my opinion, a Daiquiri pairs best with seafood, particularly ceviche or shrimp cocktail. The lime juice in the cocktail complements the seafood perfectly, and the lightness of the cocktail won't overpower the delicate flavors of the dish.

In conclusion, the Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a refreshing and delicious drink that's perfect for any occasion. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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