• 1 1/2 oz of Light Rum
  • 3/4 oz of Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz of Sugar Syrup


The Daiquiri is a particularly popular rum-based cocktail that was first developed in Cuba in the 1800s. It was traditionally used for medicinal treatments, largely for the treatment of malaria, but since then has been drunk for recreational as opposed to medical reasons. It’s now known the world over and is a cocktail that’s favoured for its clean, light and crisp taste.

Making a Daiquiri cocktail at home couldn’t be simpler, so here’s the recipe.

To make the cocktail, simply put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice. Strain to remove any fragments of lime and ice, pour into chilled Martini glasses and serve garnish-free to enjoy the crisp taste at its best.

For best results always use fresh lime juice, and if you haven’t got any sugar syrup you can always replace it with 1 tsp of normal powdered sugar.

As with many cocktails, there are a number of variations that can be tried. The most well-known variation is sure to be the Frozen Daiquiri, where the ingredients are blended with plenty of ice as opposed to being shaken to give a much more refreshing drink. Or, for fruit lovers there’s the popular Strawberry or Banana Daiquiris, where either fresh fruit or fruit liqueurs can be used to give a unique taste.

It isn’t hard to see why Daiquiri cocktails are so popular, and with such a simple recipe there’s no reason not to try making one at home.