The Perfect Classic Daiquiri

A perfect Daiquiri is a deft balance of sweet rum and sour lime juice. It sounds simple but it takes practice. 

The Perfect Classic Daiquiri 

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serves 1


  • 1 lime
  • 2 ounce light rum
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • lime slices as garnish


Using your fingers squeeze about 1 oz lime juice directly into a shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Add the rum and simple syrup. Cover and shake vigorously, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice.