Friday, February 24, 2012
Cocktail Wednesdays: The Daiquiri
Sorry for the delay in posting. This week, we had a bit of a tropical Wednesday evening, with tacos and daiquiris. We're not talking strawberry daiquiris, or other stereotypical frozen fruity variations, but the simple, elegant original.
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Lime wedge for garnish
Shake over ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
The verdict: It was fresh, tart, and intensely lime flavored. Scott and I both liked it. I was surprised by how much it reminded me of Roses Lime Juice typically used in a gimlet, but it was more elegant thanks to the rum, and of course the fact that it was fresh.
See Kenn's post on Cocktailia with some variations using aged rum, bitters, and other old-school ingredients.