Celebrate National Daiquiri Day (7/19) by getting to know this historic drink and mixing up a version of your own.
With a legendary history dating back to the end of the 1800s, the Daiquiri is a true classic cocktail that has had its ups and downs over the years. Like most drinks, the simple mix fell prey to the overly saccharine trends of the late ‘70s-‘80s. Fortunately, bartenders and drinkers have re-embraced the daiquiri and brought it back to stardom.
Celebrate the holiday by mixing up your own version!
- 2 oz. Rum
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. cane syrup (2:1)
Want something a little more complex? Try the Siam Daiquiri by Chef Ari Taymor. This riff on the drink uses an aromatic simple syrup made with makrut lime leaves, Thai basil, jalapeño, and coriander seeds.
Make the most of fresh produce with a frozen fruit-based riff like this Classic Strawberry Vodka Daiquiri. Depending on the type of fruit and ripeness you may need to add more or less sugar to balance out the sweetness or tartness of the fruit you’re using.
Add some sour with the Daiquiri+ made by Naren Young for NYC restaurant Dante NYC. The addition of Lime Curd, Salted Lime Cordial, and Yuzu Vinegar make this tart riff a refreshing take on the classic perfect for summer.