When most of us think of a daiquiri, the image of a strawberry-infused frozen concoction in a hurricane glass comes to mind. But Ernest Hemingway and our dashing 35th President, John F. Kennedy, weren't sipping anything of the sort. They enjoyed a more refined daiquiri, and I promise you will, too!
Daiquiri No. 1
2 oz white rum
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for no more than 10 seconds. Strain and serve straight up in a cocktail glass.
Notes: If you can find it, the use of cane syrup in this cocktail is a lovely touch. We keep a bottle Petite Canne's Sugar Cane Syrup in the cabinet for just such purposes.
Barbancourt rhum blanc is my personal favorite in this classic cocktail, but any white rum will do. For more complexity, use an agricole rum-La Favorite and Neisson are excellent choices.
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Ricevere con Stile!