The Original Daiquiri is nothing like the sticky sweet concoction served at swim up bars world wide. In fact, it’s components directly oppose the concept of “sweet;” the recipe – 1 sour, 2 sweet, 3 strong, 4 weak – intended to create balance.
Little known fact: Most OG Daiquiri renditions are made with a lime, but The Original was concocted with a lemon.
Also, The Original would have used castor sugar or baker’s sugar to balance it. We use simple syrup now because it’s more consistent and controlled.
To make your own, see the recipe below, shake, and enjoy!
The Original Daiquiri
2 oz Bacardi Rum
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz Simple Syrup
Shaken & strained, served up
Written by Josh Curtis & Jordan Morosco