Drink Recipes: Delicious Daiquiris

The Daiquiri was born into cocktail culture in the early 20th century, and it remains the go-to beverage for cooling down in any heat wave. With Daiquiri Day coming up on July 19, get your guests back on the patio with this classic cocktail and its many iterations. But don’t feel locked in to the traditional mix of rum, lime juice and sugar. Add in a flavored syrup, serve it over ice or blended, or add chunks of fruit for extra flavor. No matter how you serve it, the Daiquiri always satisfies your guests’ thirst and your bottom line.

Classic Daiquiri
Courtesy of Dale DeGroff, kingcocktail.com.

1 ½ ounces light rum
3/4 ounce simple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lime juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small cocktail glass.

Passion Fruit DaiquiriPassion Fruit Daiquiri
Courtesy of Cabana Cachaca.

2 ounces Cabana Cachaça
½ ounce Passion Fruit Puree
½ ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pirate Daiquiri
Created by Martin Cate, Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco.

1 ½ ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum
1 ounce Torani Honey Vanilla syrup
¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Prickly Pear Daiquiri
Courtesy of Perfect Puree.

1 cup crushed ice   
½ lime, juiced    
3 ounces Culinary Traditions Prickly Pear, thawed   
1 tsp. sugar    
¾ ounce light rum

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 6 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

Watermelon Daiquiri
Courtesy of Torani.

1 cup ice
4 ounces sour mix
2 ounces Torani Watermelon syrup
2 ounces light rum

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Vermont DaiquiriVermont Daiquiri
Courtesy of Hush Cocktails.

1 ½ ounces Zaya Rum
½ ounce Carpano Antica Formula
¾ lime juice
½ ounce maple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Rock that Bacardi cocktailRock That Bacardi
A take on the hand-shaken Daiquiri, courtesy of Bacardi.

3 parts Bacardi Superior
1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
1 part simple syrup
Put all ingredients into a shaker and fill with half cubed and half crushed ice. Shake vigorously into a rocks glass filled with ice.


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