Traditionally speaking, the daiquiri is a cocktail composed primarily of rum, citrus juice, and some type of sweetener. This refreshing cocktail was supposedly invented by Jennings Cox, an American mining engineer who was working in Cuba during the Spanish-American War at the time of the cocktail’s conception. Supposedly, Cox named the cocktail after an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba. However, some say the daiquiri was actually created by US congressman William A. Chanler, who purchased said iron mine and then introduced the daiquiri to New York clubs. Whoever the original creator, we do know for sure that the daiquiri made its first appearance in 1902 and became a fast favorite ever since.
The daiquiri is a very bright, very refreshing cocktail that’s extremely popular during the warm months of the year. In recent times, frozen daiquiri mix has become readily available on supermarket shelves. However, if you’re looking to really customize your daiquiris, look no further! We’ve gathered the best daiquiri recipes we could find and listed them below so that you can enjoy this delicious cocktail in a variety of waves. If you’re looking for a new cocktail to try that’s proven delicious OR if you are looking for a twist on your beloved daiquiri, we highly encourage you to give one of these recipes a try this weekend.
Classic Daiquiri – 2 oz Light Rum, 1 oz Lime Juice, 0,5 oz Simple Syrup
The first recipe on this list is a classic, because what better way to appreciate a daiquiri then to go back to the roots? This simple approach to the daiquiri only requires three ingredients to create an irresistible cocktail. If you’re looking for a drink that’s both refreshing and delicious, try this daiquiri out! To create this drink:
Coffee and Raspberry Daiquiri – 6 oz Coffee-Infused Rum, 2 oz Orange Liqueur, 1 cup Raspberries, 0.5 tsp Coca, 2 tsp Simple Syrup
Coffee and cocktails have long been playmates, so it’s no surprise that someone has thought up a way to combine the traditional daiquiri with the rich flavors of coffee. This recipe uses raspberries and coffee-infused rum to create bright yet rich flavors that will delight even seasoned cocktail drinkers. This recipe is especially delicious when the weather outside is nasty and you need a drink that will warm your soul. To create this drink:
Strawberry Daiquiri – 4 oz Light Rum, 4 cups Frozen Strawberries, 1 cup Sliced Fresh Strawberries, 5 oz Simple Syrup, Lime Juice
Perhaps the most popular twist to the traditional daiquiri recipe, this strawberry daiquiri is filled with fresh and fruity flavor. If you’re looking for a cocktail recipe that’s perfect to serve to party guests or you need a drink for a weekend with your friends, look no further! The use of both frozen and fresh strawberries really helps bring out the bright, sweet strawberry flavor that makes this drink truly shine. To create this drink:
Rosemary Rhubarb Daiquiri – 1.5 cups White Rum, 2.25 cups Water, 0.5 cup Sugar, 0.5 cup Rosemary Leaves, 3 stalks Diced Rhubarb, 6 tbsp Lemon Juice
This cocktail is full of rich, complicated flavors: sour rhubarb, earthy rosemary, bright rum. All of these ingredients work to create a light, refreshing cocktail that will remind you of summers spent walking barefoot along a riverbank. This recipe involves creating your own rosemary simple syrup and refrigerating the rhubarb mixture for several hours, so be warned you will need a bit of prep time to make this cocktail. To create this drink:
White Rye Daiquiri – 3 oz White Rye Whisky, 0.25 oz Cointreau, 0.25 oz Simple Syrup, 0.75 oz Lime Juice, 1 Egg White
This new twist on the traditional daiquiri substitutes white whisky (or moonshine) for the commonly used rum. If you’re looking for a drink that tastes like spring and will leave you cool and refreshed, you’ve found the perfect recipe here. If you try this drink and want to play around with flavors more, consider adding fresh herbs like thyme or lavender to really create a bright, delicious cocktail. To create this drink:
Has this list inspired you to pick up some rum (or white rye) and try your hand at one of these delicious daiquiri recipes? We certainly hope so! The next time you’re throwing a small get-together at home and need a simple yet beloved cocktail recipe, we hope you’ll pull up this article to impress your friends. Whether you’re an existing daiquiri fan or you’re really looking to try the cocktail for the first time, one of these recipes will be perfect for you. Remember to always drink responsibly!