Daiquiri Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe


The traditional restaurant Daiquiri Recipe gets its name from a town in Cuba.

It was first created by an American living there in 1896.

It became a popular drink in the U.S. when the recipe was brought back by troops after the Spanish-American War.

Ernest Hemingway so enjoyed a Daiquiri he was led to describe it as "the shallow waters of the sea."

The traditional (or basic) Daiquiri uses rum with sugar and lime juice (or substitute a quality sweet and sour mix).

Today a lot of daiquiri mixes are available in fruit flavors like strawberry, cranberry, and lime. One word of caution: some cheap mixes have no real fruit in them and simply contain artificial flavors.



Daiquiri Recipe #1: Classic Version

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe


Preparation time: 3 minutes. Makes one cocktail.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or powdered sugar
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Shake well or blend all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass (most people prefer this drink blended, creating a "foam")

  • Garnish with lime slice

Daiquiri #2

Another Favorite Version


Preparation time: 3 minutes. Makes one cocktail.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 ounce light rum
  • Sweet and Sour mix
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Shake well or blend all ingredients with crushed ice
  • Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with lime


Enjoy your Daiquiri and the company of those you share it with! Each of these recipes is a favorite restaurant drink recipe.

Donna

"A properly beaten Daiquiri as looking "like the sea where the wave falls away from the bow of a ship when she is doing thirty knots."

Ernest Hemingway