There’s nothing quite like a perfectly proportioned, shaken (never frozen!) daiquiri on a beautiful spring (or summer, or winter, or even autumn) evening. It’s a simple sour recipe - 4oz rum, 1 oz lime juice, .5 oz simple syrup - but oh so effective and absurdly refreshing.
One of David Embury’s Six Basic Cocktails - this is a staple that everyone should know and make at home. Then start rolling your own! I love subbing raspberry syrup for the simple. Or check out a Hemingway daiquiri, with grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur.
No matter how you take it, you can’t beat a classic. Here’s how!