Summer Cocktail Series: Classic and Frozen Daiquiris

Summer Cocktail Series Daiquiri


This week for our Summer Cocktail Series, we’re featuring Daiquiris, the classic rum cocktail enjoyed by the likes of President John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway.

Like many classic cocktails, the origins of this drink are somewhat murky, but the most popular tale traces its origin to a Cuban mining town called Daiquiri. Traditionally served straight up (without ice), rumor has it that a Cuban bartender named Constantino Ribalaigua blended the drink with shaved ice at his popular Havana bar, La Floridita, and thus, the Frozen Daiquiri was born.

We know when it comes to cocktails that it’s different strokes for different folks, so we decided to highlight both the Classic Daiquiri and a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri to please every palate. So check out ingredients, tools needed, and preparation instructions for each below, and get started on your own batch of Daiquiris today!

Classic Daiquiri

Classic Daiquiri


Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1½ oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup 
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish

Tools Needed

Preparation Instructions

  1. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, and shake for 8-10 seconds.
  2. Strain into a Coupe glass, garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy!

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Both Frozen and Classic Daiquiris


Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1 cup Light Rum
  • ¾ cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • ⅓ cup Simple Syrup or Sugar
  • 1 (16 oz.) Package Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Strawberry for Garnish

Tools Needed

Preparation Instructions

  1. Pour rum, lime juice, and sugar or simple syrup into the blender.
  2. Begin blending, adding the berries slowly as you go.
  3. Blend until smooth, and pour into your pitcher or Hurricane glasses.
  4. Garnish each finished drink with a strawberry, and enjoy!

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Caleb Houseknecht

I'm the Social Media Organizer and Content Writer at KegWorks. When I'm not blogging about beer, cocktails, and spirits, I'm usually reading, watching movies, playing music, or spending time with family.


  • Max Power July 10, 2015 @ 1:44pm

    Good for when its hot out.

  • John July 11, 2015 @ 12:58pm

    The Daiquiri is a fantastic cocktail that everyone should try to make at home since it is so easy and delicious. However, this is a bad recipe for the Classic Daiquiri as 1 teaspoon is not enough sugar and will be far too tart for most people.

    Current recipes all call for at least 1/2oz simple syrup.

    NYC bar Please Don’t Tell (PDT) and Robert Hess use this recipe:
    – 2oz white rum
    – 3/4oz fresh lime juice
    – 3/4oz simple syrup

    You can play with the ratio of lime and simple to your liking. Other recipes have the drink a bit more tart such as Death & Co.
    NYC bar Please Don’t Tell (PDT) and Robert Hess use this recipe:
    – 2oz white rum
    – 1oz fresh lime juice
    – 1/2oz simple syrup

    But **you need at least 1/2oz of simple syrup**.

    • Caleb Houseknecht July 13, 2015 @ 9:52am


      Thank you very much for your feedback! We did indeed make a mistake there, but we’ve fixed it. Thanks again!

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