The Daiquiri is a cocktail composed of five ingredients: rum, sugar, lime juice, ice and water. It was created by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox in the 1890s.
It is believed that he wanted to create a refreshing drink that was not too strong after working in Cuba's mines all day. So he mixed together some local ingredients like limes and sugar with mineral water to create his drink. This original recipe included white sugar instead of the brown sugar that is used today for extra sweetness.
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces white rum
Lime wheel for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, and rum.
2. Add ice and shake to chill.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with a lime wheel.