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National Daiquiri Day

Get ready! Sunday is a national holiday celebrating one of the most refreshing and simple to make rum cocktails out there, the Daiquiri.

If you’re reading this article and digging through this website, you probably already know that a Daiquiri is not red, does not involve a slushy machine and should never be served in a bar logo-printed plastic cup.  A “real” Daiquiri only consists of three simple ingredients: lime, sugar and rum.

Here’s our non-scientific approach to this classic:

In the company of friends, preferably in a warm climate near water and boats, squeeze the juice of half a lime into a cocktail shaker.  Add an oz. of simple syrup and 2 oz. of white rum.  Fill shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel, crank up the tunes and enjoy.  If a martini glass is a little too high-brow for you, no problem, feel free to use any clean rocks glass.  The lime wheel and music, however, are a must.

Have a Happy Daiquiri Day!!