The Daiquiri has developed, much like the Martini and Margarita, into a sort of sub-family of drinks. The common denominator is rum, lime, and a sweetener, though from there anything can and does happen; e.g. a trip through the blender, an extra fruit or a little herb, etc. Quite a few of those variations are below the recipe.
The 'real' Daiquiri, however, is simple beyond belief and the three ingredients should find a balance in the glass. If your drink is a bit too tart, add more sugar. If it is too sweet, add more lime. It is a matter of personal taste as to how you take your Daiquiri. However you choose to look at it, this is an elementary cocktail, one that should be on your top priority to memorize, and once you get it you become a believer that bottled Daiquiris have no place in the bar.
Pour the light rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (71g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 0 (0%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1.5mg||0 %|
|Potassium 40.2mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.5g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 6.5g|
|Protein 0.1g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 122
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