Daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 2 oz White Rum (J. Wray and Nephews)
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup

Glass

  • Cocktail Glass

Time

  • 3 Minutes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake and strain
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

The Daiquiri has been used and abused. It's the big, fat, pink whore of the cocktail world. Originally consisting of lime, sugar, and light rum, over the years the drink has been bastardized to include all manner of sickening syrups and sweet and sour mixes. Whoever invented sweet and sour mix should be shot...

The drink originally hails from Cuba but was created by American engineer Jennings Cox. The drink was exported to the United States in the early 1900s. The daiquiri was originally served in a tall glass with cracked ice, with sugar, the juice of several limes, and several ounces of white rum. This is still the way it is often served in Cuba. 

I'm a fan of funky Jamaican rums, and I like making daiquiris with J Wray and Nephews, and with Rum Fire.