When many people think of Daiquiris, they think of an overly sweet, slushy concoction that might incidentally have rum in it. A classic Daiquiri is considered to be a rum sour, with just rum, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (this means no strawberries, sorry). Since we included an egg white in our whiskey sour, you might be wondering why we didn’t include one here. There are two reasons: first, rye whiskey is typically less smooth than rum, and the egg white helps to take the edge off; and secondly, Daiquiris do not classically contain egg whites. Nothing wrong with trying an egg white in your daiquiris going forward, however.
The Daiquiri here is citrus forward with balanced sweetness and rum flavour. It's a beautiful drink on a warm day.
What you need
- 1.5 oz. white rum
- 0.75 oz. lime juice
- 0.5 oz. simple syrup
How it's made
Combine rum, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice, and strain into a coupe. Don’t rim the glass with anything and you don’t need a garnish.
Want to make simple syrup? Just add equal parts sugar to boiling water (by volume); stir until clear, then chill.