The daiquiri is a cocktail whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice and sugar or other sweetener. The daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks included in David A. Embury's classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, which also includes some variations. The original daiquiri is an extremely simple recipe that requires only three common ingredients.
It's also one of the freshest drinks you can make and an essential rum cocktail that everyone should know and try. For the best daiquiri, use quality ingredients, such as premium rum, fresh lemon juice, and simple homemade syrup. A well-made daiquiri should have a good balance between sweet and sour and can be adjusted to your personal taste. Once you find your ideal mix, you'll think those bittersweet bottled daiquiris have no place in the bar.
Add the ingredients to a shaker with ice cubes. This is not the lightest drink. With an 80-degree rum, the average daiquiri has an alcohol content of 20 percent alcohol by volume (40 degrees). Too many can sneak up on you.
Flavoured daiquiris tend to have a lower alcohol content thanks to the introduction of additional non-alcoholic ingredients, such as strawberries, bananas, or additional fruit juice.