The classic and timeless cocktail legend
Original Daiquiri Cocktail Rezept zum selber machen
stark (über 20%)
Golden Age (1860 - 1920)
Created by:
Jannings Cox

The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail invented in Cuba in the 19th century and named after the nearby settlement of Daiquirí. In the United States, the drink became popular in the 1920s. Due to the prohibition prevailing at that time, many U.S. citizens traveled to Cuba to have a drink. The original recipe for a daiquiri consists only of white rum, lime juice and cane sugar. As the popularity of the cocktail increased, numerous variants emerged. The most famous of them is the strawberry daiquiri. A daiquiri must necessarily be served ice cold. Pre-chilled glasses and vigorous shaking are therefore a must.

By the way, Ernest Hemingway was a self-confessed daiquiri lover and drank countless daiquiris during his time as a journalist in Cuba. However, he liked to enjoy his cocktail with double the amount of rum* and without sugar.

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time2 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Energy168 cal
  • Cuisine
    • mediterran
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Shaken


For the daiquiri

  • 60 ml white rum
  • 20 ml lime juice (fresh)
  • 10 ml cane sugar syrup (cane sugar (2:1))
  • Slice of lime
  • Ice cube


  • Cocktail shaker*
  • Hawthorne sieve
  • Coupette glass


Fill the smaller half of the shaker with ice cubes.
Wash the lime hot, cut in half, cut off a slice for later decoration, squeeze and add 20 ml lime juice to the shaker.
Pour the rum and cane sugar syrup over the ice in the shaker.
Now shake the shaker vigorously and for a long time until a light frosting forms on the outside.
Get a pre-chilled coupette glass from the freezer.
Strain the cocktail into the glass using a Hawthrone strainer* and garnish with the lime slice. Your original daiquiri cocktail is ready.

Depending on the lime and rum used, you may need to adjust the mix ratio slightly to keep the drink in balance.

  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories168
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.2 g78 g0.26%
  • Total Carbohydrate8.3 g275 g3.02%
  • Total Sugars8.3 g
  • Calcium3.3 mg1300 mg0.25%
  • Iron0.1 mg18 mg0.56%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)2.9 mg90 mg3.22%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.005 mg1.2 mg0.42%
  • Phosphorus0.2 mg1250 mg0.02%
  • Iodine0.09 mcg150 mcg0.06%
  • Magnesium0.9 mg420 mg0.21%
  • Chloride0.2 mg2300 mg0.01%
  • Alkohol19.2 g

The history of the daiquiri

As with many historical cocktails, the history of the Daiquiri’s origins cannot be traced beyond doubt. It is known that the short drink is an offshoot of the sours and originated in Cuba in the 19th century.

Already its name gives first information about its area of origin, because the cocktail got this from the village of the same name, which is to be found about 25 km east of Santiago de Cuba.

Many books say that the daiquiri was first served around 1900. In the meantime, however, this assumption is considered questionable, since rum*, cane sugar and limes were available much earlier and similar drinks had been known for some time.

In the 1920s, during the time of Prohibition, many U.S. citizens went to nearby Cuba to vacation and enjoy alcohol. This is where the triumph of the cocktail began, which experienced a real boom after the end of alcohol prohibition in the United States.

Today, the Daiquiri is one of the international classics among short drinks. The International Bartenders Association even includes it in its list of The Unforgettables, ennobling the cocktail as one of the fathers of modern cocktail culture.

The right rum for an original daiquiri

If you want to mix the original daiquiri cocktail, your main focus should be on the right rum.

Since the drink originated in Cuba, you should go primarily for Cuban rum. The most famous representative and excellent is Havana Club Añejo 3 Años. Personally, I like to use a Plantation 3 Stars as a substitute. Although this comes from Trinidad and Tobago, it makes a good figure in the drink.

The right rum will give your cocktail a unique flavor and help it stand out from the crowd. For this reason, it’s also worth wandering off the beaten path. Try a slightly aged rum to give your drink that special something.

Papá Doble – Hemingway’s favorite variation

Ernest Hemingway was not only one of the most famous and successful writers of his time, he was also not averse to alcohol. During his stay in Cuba he was a regular at the bar El Floridita where a bronze statue in honor of the late author can still be found today.

“My Mojito in La Bodeguita, my Daiquiri in El Floridita”.

Ernest Hemingway

Here he always ordered his own version of the drink, the Papá Doble. The Papá Doble Daiquiri is made with twice the amount of rum, omits the sugar syrup, and adds a shot of grapefruit juice to the classic to keep the cocktail in balance.

More variants

With nearly 100 years of history and enduring popularity, it’s no wonder that umpteen different variations of the daiquiri now exist.

Five of the most famous and popular descendants of the Cuban cocktail are:

  • Hemingway Daiquiri / Papá Doble (see above)
    • Double the rum, no or very little sugar and a dash of grapefruit juice
  • Frozen Daiquiri
    • Prepared with crushed ice in a blender and served with ice.
  • Frozen strawberry daiquiri
    • Fruity and refreshing summer version of Frozen Daiquiri prepared with frozen strawberries and/or strawberry syrup.
  • Benjamin Barker Daiquiri
    • Modern offshoot of the classic, which is prepared with dark rum, Campari* and absinthe.
  • Basil Daiquiri
    • The basic recipe is followed by shaking a few basil leaves in the shaker* and then strained into the glass.

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