Welcome to a new series centered all around some of my favorite 3-ingredient drinks. Kicking off this series, I will be sharing my recipe for a traditional daiquiri. Since I mostly drink water, coffee and tea during the day, the first few installments of this series will feature recipes for alcoholic beverages. I eventually will include some fruity non-alcoholic beverages for the summertime. Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet on over to your kitchen and let’s get mixing!
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For these posts, tap water & ice will not count as ingredients. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post for the recipe for this tasty, traditional daiquiri, don’t be alarmed if you see more than three ingredients because ice and water don’t count!
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I first discovered this recipe last summer when I would find myself needing a drink to help me unwind from hectic work weeks. In the apartment, we had several half-empty bottles of alcohol left over from the school year so I wanted to use alcohol we already had. I’m a big fan of citrus flavors so I whipped out my computer and searched for drink recipes featuring rum and lime.
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And then this recipe was born. The original recipe I used for a traditional daiquiri can be found here, but I have added my own touches over time.
4 1/2 ounces of light rum
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
(Makes two drinks)
- Take a cheese grater and use it to zest the lime. Set aside.
- Juice both halves of the lime and set aside the halves (you’ll need them later).
- Add 1/2 cup of sugar and water to a small sauce pot. Heat on low, stirring occasionally until the sugar completely dissolves. Set aside to cool. (Congratulations, you’ve just made simple syrup!)
- Combine the lime zest with the remain 1/2 cup of sugar on a plate and set aside.
- Rub one of the used lime halves on the entire rim of your glasses and press the rim into the lime zest sugar and set aside.
- Fill a shaker with the ice (This one is similar to the one I used). Add the rum, lime juice and about an ounce of simple syrup.
- Divide the drink evenly between your two glasses and enjoy!
*Note* The amount of lime juice you use may fluctuate depending on how much tartness you prefer.
What’s your go-to drink at the moment?