Daiquiri (Cuba)

Daiquiri is a famous drink in Cuba, America, and Europe. It has Cuban origins but has been altered by Americans. The drink is served with the ingredients of sugar, lime juice, and rum. The word Daiquiri comes from an Amerindian language of southeastern Cuba meaning “sour water” which describes the drink’s original recipe. The Daiquiri has had several variations over the years. One of them is the Americano or Hemingway Daiquiri which includes grapefruit juice instead of lime juice and no sugar syrup. This variation was popularized by American writer Ernest Hemingway in his 1934 book "Death in the Afternoon".

Spirit Used


2 ounces light rum
1 ½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Slice of lime


1. In a shaker with ice, combine light rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, and superfine sugar.
2. Shake thoroughly.
3. Strain the drink into a chilled glass.
4. Garnish the beverage with a slice of lime.

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