Daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail that use three main ingredients to create a perfect balance of sweet and sour: rum, citrus juice and sweetener. It is served in a cocktail glass. Daiquiris comes in many flavours but the original is called classic daiquiri.  History of the classic Daiquiri An American mining engineer named Jennings Cox invented the drink Daiquiri in the early 1900s, he was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish American War. Daiquiris were sometimes served over ice in frosted tall glasses but daiquiris are now mostly served in cocktail glasses or martini glasses. The drink was getting so popular in the 1940s during World War 2. Daiquiri became a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. 

Variations with the Classic Daiquiri

  1. Flavored Daiquiris –  with the Classic Daiquiri we can make other flavors daiquiris too. Popular flavored include strawberry daiquiris, banana daiquiris, mango daiquiris, blueberry daiquiris, litchi Daiquiris, kiwi daiquiris and avocado daiquiris. 
  2. Hemingway Daiquiri – The Hemingway daiquiri includes a bit of grapefruit juice along with the line and  maraschino liqueur is used instead of simple syrup. The Hemingway daiquiri is so named because it was a favorite drink of the Ernest Hemingway. 
  3. Frozen daiquiris – A variety of alcoholic mixed drinks made with crushed ice are called Frozen Daiquiris. These daiquiris are a popular summer drink made with well crushed ice and have a consistency similar to smoothies. 

Classic Daiquiris Recipe

  • White Rum- 60 ml
  • Lime juice – 15 ml
  • Sugar syrup – 30 ml
  • Castor sugar – to garnish (option)
  • Ice – to fill shaker
  • Glass type – martini glass


  1. Rim a chilled cocktail glass with the castor sugar by running a wedge of lime around the rim
  2. Dipping the rim gently into a plateful of castor sugar. 
  3. Add the ingredients to a shaker full of ice.
  4. Shake well and strain into the chilled cocktail glass.



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