Daiquiri Recipe

A classic daiquiri recipe is one of the easiest cocktails there is — and it’s nothing like a frozen daiquiri! All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients.

Daiquiri Recipe

Ready for the most cocktail recipe we’ve made? Alex and I recently learned about the classic daiquiri: which we didn’t realize is actually not frozen! Yes, a daiquiri is lime, rum and simple syrup. Since Alex and I love to make things with no refined sugar, we’ve used maple syrup in this recipe to keep it naturally sweet. And let me tell you: it is so, so delicious! Now that I know how easy it is, you might find me making a daiquiri instead of a margarita, my previous favorite! Keep reading for this daiquiri recipe, and the simple formula you can memorize.

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Daiquiri Recipe

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What is a classic daiquiri?

If I say daiquiri, what do you think of? Both Alex and I think of frozen daiquiris, like the virgin strawberry daiquiris we used to get as teens and think we were oh so sophisticated. But turns out, a classic daiquiri is not frozen at all!

Daiquiri is a family of cocktails with the main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (usually lime), and a sweetener. A classic daiquiri is served in a cocktail glass, and is a mixture of lime, rum and sweetener.

Frozen daiquiris are mixed alcoholic drinks with pureed ice; the texture is similar to a smoothie. There can be all sorts of frozen daiquiri flavors: strawberry daiquiri, banana daiquiri, pineapple daiquiri, and so forth. If you live in the US, this is probably the type of daiquiri that you think of, which has become ultra popular at restaurants.

Daiquiri recipe

How to make this daiquiri recipe

So, why not add a classic daiquiri recipe to your repertoire? It’s oh so simple and reminds me a bit of a margarita because of its tart flavor. For our recipe, we’ve kept it refined sugar free by using maple syrup instead of a simple syrup. It makes the flavors almost taste even more real: and you don’t have to make a simple syrup either!

Another fun thing about this recipe is that when we can, Alex and I like to create requires that are easy to memorize. That way, you can always have them in your back pocket! So here’s how to make this easy-to-remember daiquiri recipe:

To make a classic daiquiri, to a cocktail shaker, add:

  • 3 tablespoons light or white rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

That’s 3-2-1, got it? All you have to do is shake it up with some ice to chill it, then pour it into a cocktail glass and serve with a lime wedge.

Daiquiri recipe

A note on rum

For this daiquiri recipe, we recommend using best quality rum. Because the flavor of the drink is all about the quality of the rum. The better the quality of rum, the tastier the daiquiri!

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This daiquiri recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

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Daiquiri Recipe

Daiquiri Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

A classic daiquiri recipe is one of the easiest cocktails there is — and it’s nothing like a frozen daiquiri! All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients.


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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons best quality light or white rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Lime slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour into a cocktail glass. Serve garnished with a lime slice.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Daiquiri Recipe

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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