Too many a Coconut Daiquiri is the product of chemical intervention. The humble daiquiri is a very old and sophisticated cocktail. Daiquiri’s have fallen victim to the blender in beach joints. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a sugary smoothie style daiquiri as much as the next person, but every so often it great to go back to the roots, and have an original. This Coconut Daiquiri is dangerously delicious, perfectly balanced, its a real treat, not the blender concoction most people associate with this elegant drink.
For your party menu please cut and paste, happy hour or otherwise:
White Rum. Coconut Rum. Lime. Cane Sugar.
The sophisticated original that gave birth to the modern daiquiri.
- 1 ounce White Rum
- 1 ounce Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup, Made From Cane Sugar
- Lime Wedge for Garnish
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker.
Shake with Ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with lime wedge on edge of glass.
What are Daiquiri’s?
Daiquiri’s are a very popular family of cocktails. Today the name typically implies something fruity and summery, but if we consider it a style of cocktail then by changing the ingredients it is capable of many iterations. A daiquiri is a drink leaning more towards the sour of citrus, than the other ingredients. I say leaning because, typically its true, but certainly not a hard a fast rule. One thing that is true of a well made cocktail in the daiquiri family is they require attention.
Because of the citrus forward nature of this style of cocktail it can’t just be slung together with consistent effect. As example, a gin martini is based on two liquors which are perfectly consistent. The recipe will work every time you make it. A citrus forward drink depends on the fruit, which is not as consistent.
Therefore, you may not be surprised to learn of the family members in the Daiquiri family, these are usually more careful refined cocktails. Here are a few we have made, that range from obvious to “really, that is based on a daiquiri”*