Despite my deep and abiding love for this classic cocktail, I realized I've never shared our recipe for the Daiquiri No. 2—and what better time could there be for a citrusy rum sipper than in the midst of this heatwave?
Daiquiri No. 2
2 oz rum
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz syrup
1/2 oz Luxardo
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10–15 seconds, then double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lime twist.
Notes: Luxardo, a maraschino cherry liqueur, is an old-school ingredient that'll look gorgeous on your bar cart and only run you about $30. Although I prefer to drink my daiquiris straight up, if you decide to add ice, make sure to use the biggest cubes you can find (or check out this recipe for a frozen daiquiri), as they'll dilute the drink more slowly. And if you find that rum and lime cocktails are all you can stand to make this weekend, you can also revisit Daiquiris No. 1 and 3 for a perfect summer trifecta—cheers!
Image by Peden & Munk.