You're about to learn all about the basic background of the Classic Daiquiri recipe, but first, here are some other awesome rum cocktails to check out: the Dark n' Stormy
, the Mai Tai
, the Classic Mojito
, the Classic Piña Colada
, and the Hurricane.
In regards to the Classic Daiquiri history, according to the drink's Wikipedia page
, "The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War." The Wikipedia page goes on to note that "The drink became popular in the 1940s... [when] World War II rationing made whiskey and vodka hard to come by," Rum was easy to come by because of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor policy," which "opened up trade and travel relations with Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean." (Interesting side note: the Classic Daiquiri mixed drink is similar to the grog British sailors used to drink in the late 18th century. There are also tons of variations on the Classic Daiquiri recipe, including the Hemingway Daiquiri
, the Banana Daiquiri
, the Strawberry Daiquiri
, and the Avocado Daiquiri
, all of which are delicious.
2 oz. (60ml) Light Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. (15ml) Simple Syrup
Garnish: Lime Wheel
1. Fill coupe glass with ice and set aside to chill.
2. In an ice filled shaking glass combine rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well.
3. Discard ice from serving glass and strain mix inside. Garnish with a lime wheel.