Like the Hurricane listed here, an authentic daiquiri has very little to do with the artificially flavored, frozen splooge version made ubiquitous by chain bars over the last 30 or 40 years. This was among Hemingway’s drinks of choice, and can easily be updated by using a flavored rum such as Whistling Andy Hibiscus-Coconut Rum or Bacardi Limon.
Read more about Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras.
- 3 Ounces light rum
- ¾ Ounce fresh lime juice
- ½ Ounce simple syrup
- Lime wedge for garnish
In a shaker, combine all ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with the lime wedge.