Classic Daiquiri

October 17, 2012

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: This is the daiquiri unplugged. No frills, just a bracing blend of good white rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. No fruity masquerade available for poor-quality ingredients, so do it up right.Erika Kotite

Serves: 1


  • 2 ounces light (white) rum
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
In This Recipe


  1. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass or coupe. Garnish with lime wedge.

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1 Review

JohnZ January 22, 2014
I prefer a gold rum, something that's been aged a bit but that isn't too heavy. The secret to a tasty daiquiri, in my opinion, is to shake really vigorously in order to get the tiny flecks of ice that pour into the glass. That way the drink mellows (develops) as you hold it in your hand.