Drinkable Daiquiris

An integral drink in cocktail culture, the daiquiri remains one of those enigmatic cocktails that can take many shapes and forms. Show appreciation for such a multifacted creation by celebrating National Daiquiri Day on July 19. The traditional daiquiri, made with rum, lime juice and a sweetener, continues to evolve into a versatile, perfect-for-summer (or anytime) drink. By adding fresh fruit juices, fruit-infused rum or experimenting with different ingredients, you can satisfy the most picky of palates with these delectable drinks.

Additionally, plan a daiquiri promotion for the 19th and keep it going through July 21 to celebrate the birthday of a true Daiquiri pioneer, Ernest Hemingway, who helped create the Hemingway Daiquiri at El Floridita in Cuba.

Lady DaiquiriLady Daiquiri
Created by Malamon Bunchorntavakul, a student at the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley.

1 cup crushed ice
1 ounce ABSOLUT Mandarin vodka
1 ounce Perfect Puree Lychee, thawed
1 ounce Perfect Puree White Peach, thawed
Strawberry, for garnish

Blend all ingredients in a blender then pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.


Jonathan PogashCrack of Dawn
Created by Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru.

1½ ounces Cockspur Fine Rum
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce honey syrup*

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

*Honey Syrup: Equal parts honey dissolved in warm water.


VPB Daiquiri
Courtesy of St-Germain.

2 parts aged rum
1 part St-Germain
¾ part freshly squeezed lime juice
Lime wheel, for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.


Cruzan RumCruzan Classic Daiquiri
Courtesy of Cruzan Rum.

1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
½ teaspoon sugar
A splash of lime juice

Combine ingredients into a mixing glass and shake well with ice. Serve in a rocks glass, or strain into a cocktail glass.


Bacardi Berry Daiquiri “Chiller”
Courtesy of Bacardi.

½ cup Bacardi Superior Rum
1 cup frozen mix
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend and pour into shot drink glasses. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Insert wooden sticks and freeze for another 3 to 5 hours before serving.


Watermelon DaquiriWatermelon Daiquiri
Courtesy of 10 Cane Rum.

2 ounces 10 Cane Rum
1 medium-sized chunk of fresh watermelon
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup

Muddle watermelon in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add 10 Cane Rum, freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.


Fresh Fruit Infused Daiquiri
Courtesy of Pyrat XO Reserve Rum.

2 ounces fresh-fruit-infused Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
Juice of one lime, hand extracted
1 heaping teaspoon powdered sugar

Make infused rum from blackberries, blueberries, bing cherries, pineapple, strawberries or a combination. Place ripe, rinsed fruit in a large-mouth jar, cover with Pyrat XO Reserve Rum (save bottles) and place in a cool spot for four to six days. Then drain off the fruit, return to the bottles and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. In an ice-filled mixing glass, add ingredients, shake, strain and serve.

Read more on

Suggested Articles

What's the state of craft beer among consumers? Social Standards analyzed 75 million social media posts to find the answer.

Low-ABV cocktails are essential for today's bar programs. Learn how one operation is using them to appeal to younger guests.

Celebrate Repeal Day and ring your register with full-proof, low-proof and zero-proof prohibition-era cocktails.