Daiquiris are easy...this video is proof

The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in 1898 in the eponymous mining town of Daiquiri on the southeastern tip of Cuba by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It was introduced in the United States a decade later, when a U.S. Navy medical officer brought the recipe from Cuba to Washington, D.C.

This three-ingredient gift has pleased millions of palates over the ensuing years, including household names like Ernest Hemingway and President JFK.


  • 2 ounces light or dark rum
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup or demerara sugar syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice


  • Place ice in serving glass and chill.
  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 60 seconds.
  • Pour into chilled glass. 


  • Garnish with lime twist.


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