How to make a perfect Daiquiri Cocktail



There may be endless varieties of Daiquiri (strawberry Daiquiri being the most famous) but get some good rum and you can’t beat the beautiful simplicity of the original.
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
  • Rum
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass

IBA specified ingredients*
  • 4.5 cl (9 parts) white rum
  • 2.5 cl (5 parts) lime juice
  • 1.5 cl (3 parts) simple syrup
Preparation Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.


A Little Daiquiri History

The Daiquiri is thought to have been developed in the late 1800’s in Cuba. It was either created as a medicinal treatment or in a “There’s no whiskey or gin around here… time to doctor up the local rum” type of scenario. As is often the case in cocktails, we do not know for sure which is the truth and it is likely that both renditions have some element of the truth in them.

Probably the most famous Daiquiri lover was Ernest Hemingway, who also happens to have a variation named after him. The aptly named Hemingway Daiquiri adds grapefruit and maraschino to the mix and it is another fantastic drink.


  • Hemingway daiquirior papa dobletwo and a half jiggers of white rum, juice of two limes and half a grapefruit, six drops of maraschino liqueur, without sugar.
  • Banana daiquiriregular daiquiri with half a banana.
  • Avocado daiquiriregular daiquiri with half an avocado.

Frozen daiquiri

A wide variety of alcoholic mixed drinks made with finely pulverized ice are often called frozen daiquirí. These drinks can also be combined and poured from a blender, eliminating the need for manual pulverization and producing a texture similar to a smoothie.

On larger scales, such drinks are often commercially made in larger machines, and come in a wide variety of flavors made with various alcohol or liquors.

 Another way to create a frozen daiquiri (mostly fruit-flavored variants) is by using frozen limeade, providing the required texture, sweetness and sourness all at once.

Variations on the frozen daiquiri include:

  • the old rose daiquiri, which features strawberry syrup and rum along with two teaspoons of sugar and lime juice
  • the daiquiri mulata featuring rum and coffee liqueur.


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