How to Not [email protected]%& Up a Daiquiri

Fresh lime juice is not hard to come by and neither should a great tasting daiquiri. Being such a simple drink to make, it boggles the mind that someone charging you a great deal of money in exchange for bartending lessons would teach you how to make it incorrectly. See how simple the process really is here.

2 1/2 oz aged rum 3/4 oz fresh lime juice 1/2 oz simple syrup


Shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail coupe


Trevor 19 Jul 2012
12:55 pm

I’ll be trying this ratio later today.  Those ABS videos would be hilarious if they weren’t so sad!

Mike S. 19 Jul 2012
1:01 pm

Is that El Dorado you’re using there?  What age?

Mutineer Magazine 19 Jul 2012
1:07 pm

Great to see Jeffrey on Small Screen!

And wow, I just wasted an hour of work watching that guy on YouTube. Unbelievable.

blair frodelius 19 Jul 2012
3:27 pm

Yeah, the El Dorado 15 is amazing!  Blow people’s minds using a dark rum, baby!


Mike S. 19 Jul 2012
3:31 pm

ED 15 is quite possibly my favorite rum in the world.  I has never occured to me to make a Daiquiri with it.  I will remedy that tonight.

Lawrence Spies 19 Jul 2012
11:05 pm

hehe…I have just enough ED15 to make this drink! Although the sad part is i will be out of ED15 after this drink!  Will have to use some Fazenda Mae De Ouro Cachaca to make my Daq’s(Caipirinha’s in Brasil) until I get more ED15.

wally gosso 20 Jul 2012
2:18 am

The lime juice fresh is the best for using!!!! Of course!!!

Juan Pablo Morales 20 Jul 2012
4:57 am

The recipe being used by Jeffrey is difford’s 10:3:2 ratio. Actually Difford says that his 10:3:2 was perfected from Embury’s 8:2:1.  He used to believe 8:2:1 was the perfect one until he came up with this one concluding that:

10:3:2 is the perfect ratio for a white rhum based daiquiri.
8:2:1 is the perfect ratio for an aged rhum based daiquiri.

According to Difford then if you use El dorado you should be doing a 8:2:1. I haven’t yet tried the difference, but anyway both ratios are for sure some of the best out there, giving you a delicious cocktail where the rhum stands out yet being very easy to drink and balanced.

Cheers Jeffrey, so glad to see you on Small Screen!

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 20 Jul 2012
11:00 am

Thanks, everyone. Juan, I didn’t care for Embury’s 8:2:1 formula (or any of Embury’s formulas, quite frankly) so I just use Difford’s 10:3:2 for everything. We adjust the simple syrup from 1:1 to 2:1 depending on the rum, but use 2:1 most of the time.

Juan Pablo Morales 20 Jul 2012
11:12 am

Thanks for the details Jeffrey. How often will you be posting videos on Small Screen?

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 20 Jul 2012
11:16 am

Juan - we’ve already shot a few, If more people like them than hate them, I’ll hope that SSN will invite me to shoot more.

Nick L. 21 Jul 2012
9:32 am

Love the video and the blog.  Great recipe too.  Hope you stick around!

jellydonut 21 Jul 2012
4:37 pm

Great video, although personally I swear to a Cuban blanco rum in daiquiris.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 21 Jul 2012
4:50 pm

Yeah, well, that’s a little inconvenient for us here in the states, as it is illegal and all.

jellydonut 21 Jul 2012
4:57 pm

That just makes it more exciting! Embrace your inner pirate. *hides*

Dinah (MetaGrrrl/Bibulous) 23 Jul 2012
1:48 pm

Very pleased to be able to get a dose of Morgenthaler on SmallScreen! Looking forward to future shows.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 23 Jul 2012
2:10 pm

Be careful what you wish for, Nick and Dinah.

Steve Schatz 23 Jul 2012
9:19 pm

Jeffrey, I am stoked to see you on here. I’m a fan of your blog!
Norweigan Wood all the way baby!

Federico Cuco 30 Jul 2012
5:02 pm

Jeff , I do not know if you say this in English, me saco el chapeau (I take my hat).
Unfortunately here in South America many bad cantineros, do not understand the beauty of a well-made daiquiri.

I follow your blog for years and I consider you one of my teachers,

I look forward to more videos

Fede Cuco

Ginty 1 Aug 2012
10:39 am

Jeff! Followed you blog for years now! Great to see you on the SSN now. Looking forward to the new videos!

onkelandy 6 Aug 2012
2:53 pm

Yeah, you can’t bash ABS enough for their videos ;) Totally like the style of your video, it is quite short but really gets down to the point ..and is still entertaining. Keept them coming ..and someone please make all the series that are still alive subscribable on itunes. Please.

Jeff 15 Aug 2012
7:25 pm

Jeff, awesome post. Registered just to say thanks. I love having a repertoire of simple drinks, and the “eureka” ratio you’re sharing here really is the perfect rum drink. Many thanks.

Wesley MacDonald 26 Aug 2012
6:41 pm

So, what’s your objection to the 8-2-1 ratio, as I use this ratio most of the time

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 28 Aug 2012
10:51 am

If that’s the ratio you prefer, then by all means go ahead and enjoy. This video is just one guy’s opinion, dude man.

Brad Simpson 25 Nov 2012
8:27 pm

I’ve always enjoyed Embury’s 8:2:1 ratio personally, but I’ll certainly have to give this one a try. I like the style of the video, and I like to see the dark rum in there. I typically prefer it with dark rum.

Thanks for doing this one.

Celestino 19 Jun 2013
3:27 am

Jeffrey. A++ bro, A++.

I used ED12 and this cocktail turned out magnificent! Thanks for this! Bookmarked!

Michael "Michaelogist" Kelley 8 Oct 2015
10:36 am

Hi Jeff—quick question—is your 2:1 syrup based on weight or volume? Thanks!

Jeffrey Morgenthaler 9 Oct 2015
3:58 pm

Michael - By weight, of course.

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