Forget sugary frozen drinks packed with booze. This is the classic daiquiri, beautiful and simple. Sometimes used as a litmus test amongst bartenders while traveling to determine whether or not a bartender is knowledgeable.

This cocktail is featured in Paul Clarke’s excellent cocktail recipe/history book, The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass.

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  1. Shake in cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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