After experiencing the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri disaster of 2005, I never thought I’d want to consume a Daiquiri again. But on a night out with friends at a favorite cocktail bar of mine several years later, and of legal drinking age I might add, I was convinced by the bartender to order their Daiquiri. Slightly intimidated by him dropping the D-word, he assured me that their Daiquiri was not of the frozen variety, nor was it flavored, and I’d enjoy it a lot more. Hesitantly, I ordered it and took that first icy sip. Cool, slightly sweet and refreshing, I was a born-again Daiquiri lover.
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Below is a recipe for the perfect Daiquiri, written by the one and only Dave Wondrich. Mix up this cocktail and you’ll be more than ready for the warm months ahead. Cheers, and happy drinking!
The DaiquiriAdapted from Esquire.com
2 oz White Rum (we recommend Bacardi or Caliche)
1/2 tsp superfine sugar
1/2 oz lime juice
Squeeze fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add in superfine sugar and rum and shake vigorously with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
(Wondrich notes that some like their Daiquiri with dark rum, in which case replace the white rum with dark, and cut back a bit on the sugar.)