Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe & Ingredients

If you are just starting out in your mixology journey, the Daiquiri cocktail is an essential cocktail you need to know. Fortunately, it's super easy to make!

Have you ever had a Daiquiri by the pool or beach life? if not, you never truly had one. The Daiquiri cocktail is one of those perfect summertime drinks that makes you feel like you are in a tropical oasis.

If you are just starting out in your mixology journey, this is an essential cocktail you need to know. Fortunately, it’s super easy to make!

What is a Daiquiri ?

The Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice, and sugar. The daiquiri is one of the essential drinks in David A. Embury’s classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

Two daiquiri cocktails in coupe glasses with lime wheel garnish on a tray with muddler and shaker
Two Daiquiri Cocktails In Coupe Glasses With Lime Wheel Garnish On A Tray With Muddler And Shaker. Source: Adobe Stock.

History of the Daiquiri Cocktail

This Cuban classic gets its name from a town in what was the Oriente Province. Created by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox and a Cuban engineer named PAgliuchi in the late nineteenth century, the talented barmen in Havana, especially Constantino Ribialaigua Vert of el Floridita, refined it. 

Transported from Cuba by Admiral Lucius Johnson, the daiquiri made its first appearance in the United States at the Army and Navy Club in Washington DC

What Glass is Daiquiri Served In?

A Daiquiri is typically served in a Coupe glass, However, It can work in a martini glass too. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.

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How to Make a Daiquiri

Below are the ingredients and directions for a classic Daiquiri. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.


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  • 2 Ounces Rum

  • .75 Ounces Simple Syrup

  • .75 Ounces Lime Juice


  • Shake all of the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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