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Three Ingredient Classic Daiquiris!

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It doesn’t get easier than a classic, three ingredient daiquiri recipe.   No more sweet slushies, this recipe is made the way a daiquiri should be. It’s simple and refreshing!

Somehow over the years, the daiquiri was fully taken from its true form and made into an overly sweet, frozen cocktail. One you can buy in an extra long plastic cup with a giant straw. Don’t get me wrong, we definitely had fun at the daiquiri bars in New Orleans… so many flavors to choose from! But if I’m going to serve a daiquiri at my house, I’m making them with simple ingredients and ones served in a coupe. This is our favorite recipe for a classic daiquiri.

Ingredients in a Classic Daiquiri

  1. Lime juice
  2. Light rum
  3. Homemade simple syrup using organic cane sugar

This cocktail should be a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Choose a light rum or light golden rum that’s not overly sweet. Use fresh squeezed lime juice and make sure to use a brown cane sugar to make the simple syrup.

How to Make a Classic Daiquiri

  • First, prepare the simple syrup. Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup cane sugar in a sauce pan and simmer until sugar is melted. Let it cool to room temperature. You can store it in the refrigerator for one week.
  • Add the fresh lime juice, simple syrup and rum to a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with ice (leaving room to shake).
  • Shake for 30 seconds, then strain over a coupe glasses.
  • Add a lime slice to garnish and a sugared rim if you prefer.
  • Enjoy!

Quick tip – One of the most important steps when making a daiquiri is shaking the ingredients with ice. Shake hard with ice for at least 30 seconds so the cocktail is diluted and cold. It’s really crucial for taste.

We like to give the coupe a sugared rim because it looks so pretty. This is totally optional and you might not like the extra sweetness the sugar adds to the rim.

A Little Daiquiri History

The Daiquiri was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba around 1890. It was introduced to the New York city bar scene around 1902-1908 and eventually was the  favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

It was originally served in a tall glass with crushed ice and the cocktail is one of six basic drinks listed in  David A. Embury’s classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

 

Recipe Variations

As we all know, flavored daiquiris are very popular. There are variations you can make without going overboard on the sweetness.

Hemingway Daiquiri has a little added Grapefruit juice, Maraschino liqueur.

Frozen Daiquiri  – Add ice to this recipe and blend for a frozen daiquiri.

Banana Daiquiri – Add a little banana liqueur in the mix. If you want to do a frozen one, you can use this recipe, add in 1 banana and ice and blend.

More Classic Cocktail Recipes

How to Make a Manhattan 

How to Make an Old Fashioned 

How to Make a Gin + Tonic 

How to Make a Paloma 

Let us know if you try this recipe by leaving a review below! We love to hear what you think. You can also tag us on social media (@sugarandcharm) sharing your cocktail!

Classic Daiquiri Recipe

Course Cocktail
Keyword cocktail, Daiquiri, Rum
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces simple syrup
  • 5 ounces lime juice
  • 5 ounces light to gold rum

Instructions

  1. Prepare the simple syrup. Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup organic cane sugar in a sauce pan and simmer until sugar is melted. Let it cool to room temperature. You can store it in the refrigerator for one week.

  2. Add the fresh lime juice, simple syrup and rum to a cocktail shaker.

  3. Fill the shaker with ice (leaving room to shake).

  4. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain over a coupe glasses.

  5. Add a lime slice to garnish and a sugared rim if you prefer.

Recipe Notes

Use organic cane sugar to make the simple syrup. 

Choose good ingredients and fresh limes for best results.

The rum can be a light rum or a golden rum. Do not use a dark rum for daiquiris. Also, nothing too sweet. 

Make sure you shake with ice really well. It is very important when making this cocktail.

 

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5 responses to Three Ingredient Classic Daiquiris!

  1. Kara
    April 25, 2019

    Looks so refreshing! I can’t wait for hot weather and cool drinks!

  2. Becky hardin
    April 25, 2019

    I hear a girls night calling with these! Yum!

  3. Trang
    April 25, 2019

    This is amazing that it’s only three ingredients! This is perfect for parties.

  4. Taylor
    April 27, 2019

    These are so easy and delicious! Perfect Summer cocktail!

  5. Jocelyn
    April 29, 2019

    What a refreshing and easy drink for hot summer days!

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