The basic daiquiri is a wonderfully simple and tasty classic. Just three ingredients – rum, lime and sugar.
But those few components blend together so harmoniously. Much more fun, though, is the fact that it’s an easy drink to adapt.
I’ve made all sorts of fruity variations and frozen daiquiris are probably at the top of my favorite summer drinks list.
But now that autumn is here, I wanted a slightly deeper version. Using maple syrup as the sugar creates a nice twist and just a touch of bitters adds a little extra depth to the drink.
Serve it on the rocks for a slow sipper, or straight up if you prefer your cocktails high octane. Cheers!
- 1 1/2 oz. Rum
- 1/2 oz. Lime juice
- 1/2 oz. Maple syrup
- 1 Dash Angostura bitters
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice, shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime.