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Classic Daiquiris, Updated

  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for dipping the glasses
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (9 limes)
  • 1 1/3 cups Bacardi Gold dark rum
  • Very thin whole slices of lime, for serving

Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Set aside to cool or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

When ready to make the cocktails, rub the cut lime on the rims of 6 glasses and lightly dip the rims in a plate of sugar. Turn the glasses upright and set aside to dry.

Combine the lime juice, 1 cup of the sugar syrup, and the rum in a pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full with ice, pour in enough cocktail mixture to cover the ice, place the lid on the shaker, and shake for a full 30 seconds, until very cold. (Time it; it’s longer than you think!) Fill the prepared glasses ¾ full with ice and strain the daiquiris into the glasses, garnish with the lime slices, and serve ice cold. Repeat until you’ve used all of the cocktail mixture.

Copyright 2018, Cook Like a Pro, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved

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