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The Daiquiri cocktail is a refreshing and timeless libation with roots tracing back to the late 19th century. Originating in Cuba, this simple yet sophisticated drink gained international popularity thanks to its crisp and citrusy flavor profile. Named after the village of Daiquirí near Santiago de Cuba, where it was first created, the Daiquiri has become a beloved classic cocktail enjoyed by enthusiasts around the world.

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Ingredients and Tools:

  • 60 ml (2 oz) white rum

  • 30 ml (1 oz) fresh lime juice

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) simple syrup

  • Ice cubes

  • Cocktail shaker

  • Jigger

  • Strainer

  • Martini or coupe glass

  • Lime wheel or twist for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Measure and pour 60 ml (2 oz) of white rum into the shaker.

  3. Add 30 ml (1 oz) of fresh lime juice to the shaker.

  4. Pour in 15 ml (1/2 oz) of simple syrup.

  5. Shake the ingredients vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill the mixture and achieve proper dilution.

  6. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass.

  7. Optionally, garnish with a lime wheel or twist.

Flavor Profile:

The Daiquiri cocktail offers a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and boozy flavors, with the brightness of fresh lime juice and the sweetness of simple syrup complementing the crispness of white rum. It's a versatile and refreshing drink that's perfect for any occasion.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Choosing White Rum: Selecting the right white rum is crucial for a delicious Daiquiri. Opt for a quality white rum with a clean and smooth taste profile.

  • Fresh Lime Juice: Using freshly squeezed lime juice is essential for achieving the bright and zesty flavor profile of a classic Daiquiri. Avoid bottled lime juice, as it may lack the freshness and vibrancy of freshly squeezed juice.

  • Balancing Sweetness: Adjusting the sweetness level of your Daiquiri is a matter of personal preference. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can increase the amount of simple syrup, or conversely, decrease it for a drier taste.

  • Chilling Technique: Properly chilling the Daiquiri is essential for achieving the perfect drinking temperature without over-dilution. Shake the cocktail with plenty of ice to ensure it's well-chilled and refreshing. I prefer to shake my Daiquiris a bit longer than usual to achieve a frosty-cold temperature. It not only chills the drink but also helps to incorporate some air into the mixture, resulting in a light and frothy texture.

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