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Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

It's easy to see why the dark rum-based Daiquiri is a classic. The perfectly balanced combination of sweet, sour and spirit is refreshing and tangy, but also quite simple to make at home. Try making the recipe below and add this fool-proof drink to your bartending arsenal.

The Ultimate Daiquiri

Rum , Classics

The alchemy of the ultimate Daiquiri lies in keeping it simple: two parts rum to lime juice, with just enough sugar to take the edge off. Using a rich simple syrup made of demerara sugar gives the drink necessary sweetness and balance without turning the drink into the sugary mess that many associate with the Daiquiri.The original Daiquiri was invented in the early 1900s but didn’t become popular until the 1940s. World War II rationing made whiskey and vodka hard to come by, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy made relations with Latin America better and thus rum easily accessible. It was one of six classic cocktails that was later featured in David A. Embury’s 1948 seminal book on cocktails, “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.”

Rum Cannonball

Rum , Frozen / Blended

Tea-infused booze makes this frozen Daiquiri deluxe.

10 Cane Hemingway Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

Try the delicious and simple rum-based Hemingway Daiquiri. Papa approved!

Dutchman’s Daiquiri

Gin , Modern Classics

Genever, lime and a chile pepper—apparently they like it spicy in Holland.’s Hemingway Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Frozen / Blended

Ernest Hemingway is inspiration, not author, of the Hemingway Daiquiri. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn’t help but right through the eventual addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. To reinstate some of Hemingway’s influence, this recipe uses key lime juice and goes for a whir in the blender—as the earliest Daiquiris were served over crushed ice.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Rum , Classics Frozen / Blended Tiki / Tropical

The classic Daiquiri may have started as a simple combination of rum, lime juice and simple syrups, but this fruit-filled and frozen variation turns it into the ultimate warm-weather refresher. So the next time you're feeling he heat, cool down with this frosty rum concoction.

Snapsvisa Sour

Aquavit , Modern Classics

Aquavit gives this Daiquiri-inspired sip a Scandinavian accent.

Mango Brava Daiquiri

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Find out what happens when you add mango to an all-time classic.

Oh Gosh


You'll be saying "oh gosh" after you taste Tony Conigliaro's extra-citrusy version of the Daiquiri.

Torrents of Summer

Rum , Modern Classics

If you like a good Daiquiri, try this gingery upgrade.

Poached Pear & Ginger Daiquiri

Rum , Frozen / Blended

For super intense flavor, poach your pears in a simple syrup flavored with warming winter spices like clove, cinnamon and star anise.

Viking Vacation

Vodka , Modern Classics

Swap out the rum in this nontraditional Daiquiri.

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Estate Daiquiri

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

This premium spin on the Daiquiri will make it tough to go back to the traditional cocktail. The presence of Appleton Estate Reserve rum gives this Daiquiri an extra level of flavor, depth and complexity.

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Bacardí Superior Daiquiri

Rum , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

A standout Daiquiri doesn’t need to be complicated or crowded with garnishes. You simply need quality ingredients, like Bacardí Superior.

El Crepúsculo de Nicaragua (Nicaraguan Twilight)

Rum , Modern Classics

Violet liqueur gives this pineapple Daiquiri an indigo glow.

Deadbeat Daiquiri

Rum , Frozen / Blended

We got the recipe for one of Latitude 29’s modern classics.

Brown Bag Daiquiri

Mezcal , Modern Classics

Mezcal is the smoky secret to this hopped-up slushie.

Daiquiri No. 6

Rum , Frozen / Blended

This twist on the New Orleans favorite goes down easy.

Magic Cotton Candy Daiquiri


This cocktail is pure boozy magic. Watch the fluff of sugar disappear before your very eyes!

Reserve Luxury Daiquiri

Rum , Classics

This twist on the summery classic is rich with antioxidants.

Hotel Nacional

Brandy / Cognac Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Add a touch of pineapple juice and apricot brandy to a classic Daiquiri to get this delicious concoction.

Bacardí Daiquiri

Rum , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

The best Daiquiris aren’t made in machines and garnished with mini umbrellas. This elegant take on the tropical classic combines freshly squeezed lime juice, real sugar and world-class rum.


Rum , Classics Tiki / Tropical

The classic Daiquiri is a super simple rum cocktail that’s well-balanced and refreshing. The combination of sweet, sour and spirit is refreshingly tangy and perfect for any occasion.The Daiquiri’s classic cocktail status was long established before the contemporary cocktail phase. It was one of six classic cocktails that was featured in David A. Embury’s 1948 seminal book on cocktails, “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.”Once you’ve made this recipe, you’ll forget all about those terrible frozen, syrupy Daiquiris you’ve had in tropical locations. Add this foolproof drink to your bartending arsenal and your friends will thank you.

Winter Daiquiri

Rum , Modern Classics

Eden Laurin, the head of spirits programs at Dove’s Luncheonette, Publican Anker and The Violet Hour in Chicago, subs out standard white rum for a duo of more complex bottles for a winter version of the classic Daiquiri.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Can the Classic Drinks of Summer Be Transformed for Winter? Yes. And This Is How.”

Bacardí Cocktail

Rum , Classics

This cousin of the Daiquiri dates back to well before Prohibition.

Golden Glove


This extra-citrusy cousin of the Daiquiri gets a kick from Cointreau.