The classic Daiquiri is an elegantly simple recipe of Rum, lime and sugar. The perfect balance of fresh lime and sugar allows the rum to show off its character. Traditionally made with light and dry Cuban style rum like Havana Club (sadly not available in the US at this time (2023)), the character of a Daiquiri will be enormously impacted by your choice of rum.
From the crisp and dry classic style Daiquiri, made by using light and dry rums, through different interpretations created by selecting heavier or darker style rums from other areas. These heavier and / or darker styles of rums make a Daiquiri that’s not truly ‘classic’ in style, but can be no less delicious.
All of the ingredients we recommend here are delicious rums and are of high quality. However, the rum that creates the best Daiquiri for you is for you alone to decide!
Happy mixing & happy experimenting!
What is Rum
Made by distilling fermented molasses, the byproduct of refining sugar. Some areas produce ‘Cuban style’ rums which are distilled in a ‘column’ still to a very high strength before water is added. This makes these styles of rum lighter and drier. Other production areas use ‘pot’ stills and the spirit is not distilled to such a high strength, creating a heavier style of rum.
Both these styles can be bottled white (unaged) as well as rested and aged in barrels. This smooths, rounds and adds more body to the rum. There are also Agricole style rums, distilled straight from pressed sugar cane ‘juice’ instead of molasses. Delivering a ‘funky’ vegetal style of rum.