• 2 oz rum
• 0.5 oz cane syrup
• 0.75 oz lime juice
Combine all ingredients except the garnish in a shaker, fill with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Considered one of the most popular drinks in Cuba, the daquiri is believed to have been created by American mining engineer, Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. It became wildly popular during Prohibition, however, as Americans fled the states in search for booze.
As a three-ingredient cocktail, the daiquiri is not only clean and delicious, but also showcases how crucial balance is to a good cocktail. Precision is key in this drink; otherwise you may have a drink that is too strong, sour or sweet.
A bonus: This drink is not only a cocktail, but also a template. You can use it to introduce guests into the world of rum, where each bottle will have an extremely different profile, since so many styles are produced today.