The Daiquiri is nothing more than a basic “sour” of spirit, citrus, and sugar… but somehow transformative. Done right with the best limes you can find, a Daiquiri will astound people who only know the slushy Slurpee kind they churn out at the chains. If the classic, up style of serving this drink was good enough for JFK and Hemingway, it’s surely good enough for Joe Blow. If you are lucky enough to acquire in-season, tree-ripened limes, just make sure you’re sitting down when you taste this.
1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
Measure accurately with the Double Cocktail Jigger from Kegworks.com.
Chill a cocktail glass in the freezer at least ten minutes.
Shake all ingredients with ice to blend and chill.
Strain into the chilled glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel, either notched on the rim or floating.