The Original Cuban Daiquiri

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"When the Guantanamo Naval Base was being established in the early days of the Republic, a group of officers were initiated into the secret of a cocktail made with the juice of green limes and Bacardi rum. It was immediately named Daiquiri, in honor of its birthplace, a little mining town nearby. Of course, the name is now famous worldwide. Here in the States, we're accustomed to a sweet cocktail, but this original is not. The best Daiquiri I ever had was at the El Floridita bar in Old Havana. Great memories!"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (4.2 g)
  • Calories 16.3
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 0 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Fill a cocktail glass with ice.

Step 2

Combine rum, sugar and lime juice in a shaker full of ice. Shake until frosty.

Step 3

Dump the ice from the cocktail glass. Pour and strain the daiquiri into the cold cocktail glass.

Tips & Variations

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Oooooow_Weeeeee does this hit, but it's dang good! As the ice melted, it went down easy making it a good sipping drink. Thank you, Lori, for sharing. Made it for Beach Party - summer tag game.

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(1 Sep 2021)