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Daiquiri Drink: 9 Best Recipes and Tips for Daiquiris

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The daiquiri drink has been around for a long time–since the 1800s in fact. There are many variations of the drink, and so many options for rum you can mix into a daiquiri. We’ll walk through nine facts about the daiquiri, from types of daiquiris to rums you should use, to historical facts about this delicious drink.

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Daiquiri Recipe: 3 Key Facets of the Classic Daiquiri

When it comes to how to make a cocktail with rum, one option you should know is the daiquiri. First created in the 1800s, the original daiquiri recipe combined rum, lime juice, and brown sugar. These days the cocktail ingredients are a little different. In this pillar, we’ll start off with an overview of the daiquiri recipe and how it’s grown through the years.

Classic Daiquiri Recipe

The first classic daiquiri recipe was light rum, brown sugar, and lime juice. These days, when you order a classic daiquiri, you’ll get something slightly different in composition due to mixology creations. The flavor is akin to that first creation that remains among the great cocktails.

Today, the classic daiquiri standardized recipe combines:

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup

Simple syrup is a modern replacement for brown sugar because it supports a sugary flavor without the work of mixing up the original recipe. 

Daiquiri History

Daiquiri history starts in the town of Daiquiri, on the southeastern tip of Cuba. Rumor says Jennings Cox made the first daiquiri. There is a cocktail recipe card with his signature from 1896.

The daiquiri came to America in 1909 with Admiral Lucius W. Johnson of the U.S. Navy. Johnson brought the drink to Washington, D.C.’s Army and Navy Club, where it became one of the most popular cocktails.

Four years later, a bartender of Havana's Hotel Plaza, Emilio “El Maragato” Gonzalez switched the recipe. Gonzalez started serving the daiquiri up, as well as shaken and strained into a coupe glass. 

Hemingway’s Influence

In the 1920s and 30s in Cuba, Constantino “Constante” Ribalaigua Vert, of the El Floridita in Havana, mixed up the daiquiri. He mastered the art of shaved ice and an electric blender for the drink. The frozen daiquiri took its frozen form.

At the time, Hemingway was living in Cuba. When he visited El Floridita, he requested the drink without sugar and double the rum for his diabetes.

These days, El Floridita has the Papa Hemingway on its menu. That drink–also known as a Hemingway daiquiri–is a mix of Havana Club rum, grapefruit juice, and maraschino liqueur.

Daiquiri Food Pairing

The daiquiri is best suited to pair with seafood.

Some of the best choices for restaurants, home setups, or bar business spots, are:

  • Shrimp or prawns
  • Fish tacos
  • Ceviche
  • Scallop pasta
  • Scallop skewers

Of course, all that matters with a pairing is that you enjoy it. If you find another option you love to pair with a daiquiri, reach out to us on BinWise socials. We’d love to learn a new pairing option. 

Daiquiris: That’s a Daq Good Drink

The daiquiri is always a good drink choice no matter how you enjoy it. Frozen or on the rocks, with seafood or with whatever you’ve got in the fridge. One way to dive into the drink is to mix in flavors, like strawberry. 

"Key Takeaway: However you mix it up, the daiquiri is always a good drink choice."

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe: 2 Fresh, Sweet Takes on a Classic

There are several ways to make the strawberry daiquiri recipe. You can go with a classic daiquiri and add strawberry juice or strawberry liqueur. You can make a frozen recipe with blended strawberries. A strawberry daiquiri is even an option for mocktails. We’ll dive into the drink with a frozen recipe option.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

The first frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe we’ll walk through involves frozen strawberries.

That way you can make it all year long:

  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, from about 6 juicy limes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup simple syrup, depending on your preferred sweetness
  • 1 16-ounce package of frozen strawberries
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Strawberries, lime wheels, or little umbrellas for an optional garnish

Toss everything but the garnishes into the blender, then serve it up. Stemless wine glasses work well with this drink.

Of course, fresh strawberries can also make for a great daiquiri mix:

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled & halved
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups crushed ice

The blender method works just as well for this recipe. If you prefer something with less to blend, you can always use strawberry juice or strawberry liqueur. 

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

The virgin strawberry daiquiri recipe is perfect for any teetotaler, or someone under the legal drinking age.

The flavor of the virgin strawberry daiquiri comes from ingredients beyond the usual rum, including citrus additions:

  • 2 large strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup chilled lemon-lime soda
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cubes ice

The lemon-lime soda provides the liquid content and fizz that the rum usually brings to the drink. 

If you want something less sweet, you can choose a simple syrup option:

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Tonic water or lemon-lime soda 
  • Ice

This option is close to a classic strawberry daiquiri.

Of course, you can also mix it up and use bitters for a unique flavor:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • A couple of drops of bitters 
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup 

The maple syrup and bitters bring new depth to this daiquiri mix. We’d even recommend trying that combination with a rum daiquiri. 

Strawberry Daiquiris: Would You Like a Straw With That?

The strawberry daiquiri recipe is a classic, there’s no doubt about that. What about other classic flavors, though? If you’re looking for more options, bananas should make your list. 

Banana Daiquiri Recipe: 3 Key Banana Daiquiri Drinks

A banana daiquiri is one of the best tropical daiquiris. It’s a great option for a summer day, or for a menu of Mardi Gras cocktails. We’ll walk you through several recipe options, so you can mix it up however you prefer. 

Frozen Banana Daiquiri Recipe 

A frozen banana daiquiri hits the spot every time.

An extra sweet option combines:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Maraschino cherries as a garnish–you can even use your own maraschino cherry recipe

This option will light up your taste buds for an afternoon by the pool. Of course, there are other ways to make this a unique drink.

To make a dark rum banana daiquiri, mix up:

  • 2 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces banana liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherries as a garnish

Dark rum isn’t always used for daiquiris, but it pairs perfectly with banana.

Of course, you can reach new daiquiri heights by using both light and dark rum with this mix:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup light rum
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons banana liqueur 
  • Banana slices as a garnish
  • Lime slices as a garnish

That master mix with several types of rum, banana liqueur, and orange juice is quite the recipe. It’s known for showcasing how versatile the banana flavor is.

Banana Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe 

Banana is great on its own, but it’s even better when paired with strawberries. A banana strawberry daiquiri recipe gives you new flavor mixes to play with, from sweet to sour and everything in between.

You can make something simple, with just a few ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Light Rum
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Strawberries
  • Banana

We left ingredient counts off on this one, as it’s best served for a large pitcher amount. Mix it up to taste and find what works for you.

If you’re looking for a different level of sweetness, try this recipe:

  • 16-18 large sliced strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 ounces of rum
  • Juice from one whole lime
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  • ½ cup ice

The honey or agave syrup adds a level of decadent sweetness to this already mouth-watering drink.

Of course, you can go the other direction with a spiced option:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 oz spiced rum
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups ice

The spiced rum adds a kick to a classic recipe. We recommend trying out all these recipes to find what you love.

Banana Daiquiri Mix

If you want a banana daiquiri without much work, a banana daiquiri mix from Walmart or Total Wine & More will work for you. Some come with rum included, while some give you the option of choosing your own rum. Either way, a mix can do the trick. 

Recipe for Banana Daiquiri: This Daiquiri Is B-A-N-A-N-A–S

The banana daiquiri is another top-notch addition to the list of potential daiquiri flavors. Of course, there are more options out there. One underrated choice is a cherry daiquiri. 

"Key Takeaway: A banana daiquiri is perfectly suited to the tropical tastes and feels of the daiquiri drink."

Cherry Daiquiri: 4 Fresh Cherry Daiquiri Recipe Ideas to Try

A cherry daiquiri is something that can be classic or fresh and unique. It all depends on the recipe you choose. We’ll start with a frozen cherry daiquiri and explore some unique options from there.

Frozen Cherry Daiquiri

A frozen cherry daiquiri is a simple mix with quite a fresh flavor.

This basic recipe is a mix of:

  • 1 ½ cups of frozen cherries
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice–or half of a lime
  • 1 to 1 ½ oz of light rum
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup

This classic frozen cherry daiquiri is the starting point for many other variations. The next few recipes can be made frozen, or they can be served on the rocks. 

Fresh Cherry Daiquiri

Using fresh cherries is a good choice for making something with an even stronger cherry flavor. 

The ingredients you need are:

  • ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
  • ¾ cup of white rum
  • 2 cups of cherries, pitted and/or halved
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • Ice–if you’re making it frozen, blend the ice, if not, pour the drink over ice cubes

You can blend it all together, or make it non-frozen with a cocktail shaker. For that option, you should start by muddling the cherries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with a cocktail muddler. Then add the liquids and shake it together. You can put the ice in the glass or in the shaker. 

Cherry Daiquiri: Made with Cherry Rum

If you want even more cherry flavor, cherry rum is the way to go. From the Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla rum to the Bacardi Rum Torched Cherry variety, there are options for any cherry daiquiri. 

Cherry Daiquiri Ice Cream Float

This cherry daiquiri ice cream float is the sweetest option on this list. You can mix it up with different ice cream to fit your sweet tooth preference.

The recipe calls for:

  • 1 ½ cups cherry juice, divided, not tart
  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ cup white rum
  • 2 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • Sugar or simple syrup to suit your taste preference
  • Ice, if desired
  • Vanilla ice cream, for the ice cream float–you can also use cherry ice cream

The cherry juice is for cherry ice cubes. You can also add the juice to the mix as a liquid. Blend all your ingredients besides the ice cream, and add ice cubes if you’d like a thicker consistency. From there, pour it into glasses and add a scoop of ice cream to complete the float.

Cherry Daiquiris: Put Some Cherry In Your Cup

A cherry daiquiri is a surefire way to fill up your cup with cheer. If you’re looking for more unique flavors to sample, a watermelon daiquiri may be the right choice for you.

Watermelon Daiquiri: 5 Variations of Frozen Watermelon Daiquiris

Every bartender, mixologist, or home connoisseur should have the watermelon daiquiri on their drinks list. This refreshing, made-for-summer drink is a must for any daiquiri lover.

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri: 5 Varieties

There are plenty of ways to mix up a frozen watermelon daiquiri. We’ve narrowed it down to five of the best, to give you a great place to start. 

5. Watermelon Orange Juice Daiquiri

Orange juice is a somewhat surprising but consistent addition to many cocktails, from daiquiris to vodka drinks.

It works well with rum and watermelon too: 

  • 4 cups of frozen seedless watermelon cubes 
  • 4 ounces of light rum 
  • 2 ounces of fresh lime juice 
  • 2 ounces of orange juice 
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of simple syrup

This is a unique, delicious option for frozen watermelon daiquiris. If you want to do responsible day drinking, the orange juice makes it work for a brunch menu as well. 

4. Malibu Rum Watermelon Daiquiri

The type of rum you choose can alter the flavor profile of your daiquiri.

This watermelon daiquiri option calls for Malibu rum, which makes for an extra smooth experience:

  • 4 cups of watermelon, chopped and frozen
  • ½ cup of Malibu rum 
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of sugar to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice 

Of course, any types of rum, light or dark, can make a great daiquiri. You can experiment with several rum options to find what works best for you.

3. Watermelon Agave Daiquiri

You can mix up the daiquiri flavor with different rum options, but you can also play around with the sweetener for varying effects.

This agave mix is easy to achieve, but it’s guaranteed to delight your taste buds: 

  • 4 heaping cups of frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup of light rum
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of agave syrup
  • Lime wedges and watermelon slices as a garnish

Watermelon is sweet on its own. When you mix in agave syrup it only gets better.

2. Watermelon Mint Daiquiri

Mint is one of the most refreshing watermelon-paired flavors.

It adds a light flavor that gives a nice kick to your watermelon daiquiri:

  • 4 cups of watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup of light rum
  • 5 mint leaves, to be muddled then added to the cocktail shaker to mix the drink
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • Mint leaves as a garnish

This recipe is equally suited to being frozen as it is to being served on the rocks. You simply can’t go wrong with watermelon and mint.

1. Blackberry Watermelon Daiquiri

Blackberry is one of the more surprising flavors that works well with watermelon.

The sweet and sour combination hits the spot every time:

  • 4 cups of watermelon cubes
  • ½ an ounce of blackberry liqueur–or add to taste
  • 1 cup of light rum
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • A skewer of blackberries as a garnish

The addition of blackberry liqueur makes this drink even more decadent. It’s a rich mixture that will enhance your daiquiri experience. 

Watermelon Daiquiris: Some Water, Some Melon, Some Rum

A watermelon daiquiri is always a good choice for some recipe experimentation. If you want to lean into something more classic to round out your daiquiri drinks list, peach flavors are a good choice. 

"Key Takeaway: The watermelon daiquiri is the perfect example of a timeless summer cocktail."

Peach Daiquiri Recipe: 5 Recipes from Frozen to Fresh Fruit

The peach daiquiri is a classic among the tropical variations of the daiquiri. A peach daiquiri recipe can be dressed up with peach schnapps as a bellini or pared down to be an alcohol-free drink. However you mix it, it’s a peachy treat.

Virgin Peach Daiquiri Recipe

A virgin peach daiquiri recipe is perfect for anyone who is under the legal drinking age or prefers to avoid alcohol.

The virgin peach daiquiri recipe involves:

  • 3 fresh peaches, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp of fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz of water

You can also mix in other flavors, from allspice to vanilla. Those spices and mixers can add flavors that the lack of rum takes away. Since peach is such a strong flavor, though, this mix with water is more than satisfactory. 

Peach Bellini Daiquiri Recipe

If you’re a fan of peach drinks, then you’re sure to be familiar with the peach bellini with schnapps.

Mixing the bellini with a daiquiri is two delicious drinks in one:

  • 6 ounces of sparkling white wine
  • 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps
  • 1 ounce of light rum
  • 2 frozen peaches, sliced
  • 2 cups of ice

Of course, you can also mix this up without the rum. You can even bring in some spices from the mocktail version to make this even more interesting.

Frozen Peach Daiquiri Recipe

Frozen daiquiris are some of the best daiquiris. For a frozen peach daiquiri recipe, we couldn’t choose just one.

The first of these four options calls for:

  • 4 ripe yellow peaches
  • 4 tablespoons of agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 6 ounces of dark rum 
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups of ice

We recommend using agave nectar if you have some. For bars and restaurants, make sure your inventory program takes into account those niche ingredients.

Of course, you can always use any sugar you have on hand, too:

  • 3 large peaches
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light rum
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups of crushed ice

The sugar will be a rich addition to the flavor, but the light rum will keep it breezy.

Another option is a recipe that meets in the middle:

  • 3 cups of ice
  • 2 cups of frozen peaches
  • 3/4 cup of light rum
  • 1/3 cup of agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice 
  • Mint for garnish

This fourth choice is great for unexpected daiquiri moments. The frozen peaches means you can mix up a batch whenever the occasion arises. 

Peach Daiquiris: We're Keen On This Peachy Treat

You can’t go wrong with a peach daiquiri recipe. In fact, peach is one of the featured flavors on the list of frozen daiquiri recipes we recommend for every mixologist. 

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Frozen Daiquiri Recipe: 10 Best Frozen Daiquiri Recipes

Of all the ways you can serve a daiquiri, a frozen daiquiri recipe is always a good choice. With all the flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong no matter what time of year it is. These 10 best frozen daiquiri recipes are drinks every bartender should know

10. Spiced Coconut-Mango Daiquiri

Mango and coconut are two flavors that are a tropical dream separately and together. When you mix in spiced rum, it gets even better:

  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1 ounce Malibu rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup crushed ice

This spiced delight is perfect for a sunny day on the beach, in the backyard, or at a bar. It’s a unique flavor combination that works well with a rum mix.

9. Blueberry Daiquiri

Blueberries work well in so many drinks. When it comes to a blueberry and rum mix, this drink is a perfect choice:

  • 3 ounces light rum
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1½ ounces of fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup of cracked ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Any night of the week when you need a sweet treat, this blueberry mix fits the bill. It also works with different types of rum. 

8. Peach Daiquiri

We’ve praised the peach daiquiri throughout this pillar.

For this recipe the orange curaçao, combined with the sweetness of the rum and the fresh peaches, is a decadent combination:

  • 2 ounces of dark rum
  • ½ ounce orange curaçao
  • ½ ounce of fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • ½ cup of fresh peaches, pits and skin removed
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Strawberry and mint sprig for garnish

Of all the peach daiquiris in this pillar, this is one of the richest and most robust. It’s a drink that will transport you to the beach no matter where you are.

7. Ocean Daiquiri

What’s better than an ocean-colored drink to enjoy by the shore? That’s the perfect combination.

That’s where this blue daiquiri comes into play:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Next time you’re mixing up drinks for a beach day, this is a great option. It doesn’t taste salty like the ocean, but it may remind you of a sea breeze.

6. Pineapple Daiquiri

For any pineapple fans, this is the drink for you.

It’s refreshing, sweet, and made for the tropics: 

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup of cracked ice
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish

Pineapple and rum are a match made for each other. This is a sweet mix that will have you booking flights to your nearest tropical island.

5. Mixed Berry Daiquiri

There are so many great berries for daiquiris.

If you don’t want to choose, a mixed berry treat is the option for you:

  • 3 ounces light rum
  • ¼ cup fresh, sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup of fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup cracked ice

Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, this mixed up daiquiri is quite the delight. You’ll get your fruits and your rum all in one.

4. Classic Daiquiri

A frozen daiquiri list needs the classic daiquiri.

This mix has been around for a long time, and it’s not going anywhere:

  • 3 ounces light rum
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1½ ounces simple syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

You can’t go wrong with a classic daiquiri. It fits any occasion and is a constant connection to the history of daiquiris.

3. Raspberry Daiquiri

Of all the berry flavors, raspberry is quite a unique option.

It takes frozen daiquiris to a new level:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of cracked ice
  • 1½ ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1½ ounces simple syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Lime slice and raspberry for garnish

The mix of lime and raspberry as a garnish finishes off an already delicious drink. For something berry nice, raspberry daiquiris are a great choice.

2. Watermelon Ginger Daiquiri

Watermelon and ginger sound like quite the unlikely pair.

This unique daiquiri shows just how much you can do with some interesting flavor combinations:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • ¾ ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce ginger simple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated ginger root
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

You might be hesitant to try this mix. Give it a whirl, and you’ll see how creative you can get with flavors for something uniquely delicious.

1. Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway is known for his literary contributions, with titles including The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea.

His daiquiri contribution is just as enticing as his writings:

  • 3 ounces dark rum
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup crushed ice

If you want to drink like Hemingway did, this is the daiquiri for you. We’ll dive further into this drink and Hemingway’s contributions to the world of daiquiris shortly.

Frozen Daiquiris: A Chill In the Summer Air

You can never go wrong with a frozen daiquiri. From a classic daiquiri or a peach mix to the historically-steeped Hemingway daiquiri, there are options for everyone.

"Key Takeaway: Daiquiris were made to be summer cocktails, and there’s nothing better than a frozen, flavorful, rum treat."

Hemingway Daiquiri: 3 Key Elements of Hemingway's Cocktail

The Hemingway daiquiri is one of the many interesting pieces of Ernest Hemingway’s life. The history books tell us that Hemingway was at El Floridita, one of his favorite bars in Havana, Cuba. The bartender there, Constantino Ribalaigua, had been making daiquiris for a while. 

Hemingway tried the daiquiri Ribalaigua was serving, then asked for another with less sugar and more rum, to account for his diabetes. The variation was a hit, and Ribalaigua added the Hemingway daiquiri as a regular of all the great cocktails on the menu.

Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

The Hemingway daiquiri recipe served today is only really different in terms of the type of rum. Beyond that, it’s the drink Hemingway and Constantino Ribalaigua crafted together.

The recipe for one serving is:

  • Ice, preferably cubed
  • 2 ounces of white rum
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce of maraschino liqueur
  • 1 lime wheel as a garnish

To mix it, use a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add the white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and maraschino liqueur. Shake it together well. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe glass then add the lime wheel garnish. 

As a writer, Hemingway was a supporter of creative freedom. With that in mind, you can try your hand at finding new variations of the Hemingway daiquiri. Use a maraschino cherry for the garnish, or even a grapefruit wheel. Test out different types of rum, and maybe include some grapefruit schnapps in the mixed drink

Best Rum for Hemingway Daiquiri

The true best rum for the Hemingway daiquiri would be a classic Cuban rum. Due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, a bottle of Cuban rum can be difficult to get. You can still get it duty-free outside the U.S., like the Havana Club option.

These rums will all help you create a Hemingway daiquiri Hemingway would enjoy:

  • Plantation 3 Stars
  • Havana Club Añejo Blanco
  • Bacardi Superior White Rum
  • The Real McCoy 3 Year Old
  • Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum
  • Don Q Rum Cristal
  • El Dorado 3 Year Old
  • Flor de Caña 4-Year Extra Seco
  • Diplomatico Planas Rum
  • Rhum J.M. Agricole Blanc
  • Cape Cornwall White Rum
  • Denizen Aged White
  • Mount Gay Silver Rum
  • Banks 5 Island Rum
  • Brugal Especial Extra Dry
  • Caña Brava

This is a good starting list of rum to use for a Hemingway daiquiri. There are many other options, and you may already have your own favorite. When it comes to it, any rum that you enjoy will make this cocktail great.

The Hemingway Daiquiri: A Daiquiri Feast 

The Hemingway daiquiri is a must for any bartender, mixologist, book lover, or daiquiri fan. It’s a unique, hearty, unexpected delight, much like Hemingway’s written works. It also works well with so many of the best rums for daiquiris. 

Best Rum for Daiquiri Drinks: 15 Best Rums for Daiquiris

There’s a reason rum is used in so many drinks, and has been loved for so many centuries. It’s a versatile liquor depending on where it’s from, how it’s made, and what you mix it with. When it comes to the best rum for daiquiri drinks, the variety of rum you can use leads to many answers. 

The history of rum and of mixology means there have been so many daiquiris made throughout the years, with so many types of rum. Different types of daiquiris are well-suited to different types of rum.

From the Papa Hemingway to the DTO shot, there are plenty of ways to mix up a daiquiri recipe. Every daiquiri fan or bartender is sure to have their own favorite rum option.

The 15 rums here are all excellent choices to mix up your version of a daiquiri. 

15. Appleton Estate 8 Year Reserve

14. Ron Pepón Blanco

13. Plantation’s Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum

12. Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum

11. Plantation Original Dark Rum

10. Clairin Sajous

9. Scarlet Ibis

8. Ron Zacapa 23

7. El Dorado 3 year

6. Equiano Rum

5. Bacardi Carta Blanca

4. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

3. Flor de Caña 4 Year Rum Extra Seco

2. Havana Club 7

1. Probitas Rum

Put the Rum In the Daiquiri and, Well, You Get the Idea 

Whichever rum you choose, you really can’t go wrong with a good daiquiri recipe. We covered a variety of daiquiri drink options in this pillar, and any of them have room to improve with different rum options. You can stick with classic mixes. However, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain from experimenting with rum and daiquiri combinations to see what’s out there. 

"Key Takeaway: When it comes to the best rum for daiquiri drinks, the variety of rum leads to many answers."
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Daiquiri Drinks: Shaken or Slushed, We’ll Have a Daiquiri

However you mix it up, you can’t go wrong with a daiquiri. After reading through this pillar, you’re prepared to learn how to open a bar or mix up some drinks for friends in your kitchen. Either way, having these daiquiri recipes and facts in your back pocket will come in handy. 

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