A classic Daiquiri, the Cuban cocktail that dates back to the late 1800s and was famously the drink of Hemingway (admittedly with a few tweaks), is served up, not frozen. But sometimes you yearn for something boozy and cold, authenticity be darned. When those cravings hit, grab the traditional three ingredients, add extra ice and give it all a spin in the blender, rendering a slushie-like treat: refreshing, tart and a little sweet.
Even with the frozen version’s 1980s chain restaurant associations, sour mix has no place in this cocktail. Freshly squeezed lime juice is the secret to allowing the drink’s perfect flavors to shine through the slush.
- 4 ounces white or gold rum
- 1 1/2 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- Garnish: 2 lime wheels
Add all ingredients into a blender with a cup and a half of ice.
Pulse until mixed.
Divide between two coupes or Margarita glasses and garnish each with a lime wheel.