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Daiquiri

Dust off your vintage cocktail glasses people  – today’s cocktail is a classic Daiquiri.

History buffs will be interested to know that the basic recipe for a Daiquirí is similar to the grog British sailors drank aboard ship from the 1740s onwards.  200 years later, Daiquiris became the tipple of choice for Ernest Hemingway, who whiled away so much time drinking them he has one named after him.

Daiquiris were a common drink across the Caribbean, and as soon as ice became available this was included instead of the water.


Daiquiri

2 ounces white rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Combine the rum, lime juice and syrup in an ice-filled shaker.
Shake until cold.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

Photograph by Kenn Wilson | CCBYNCSA2.0