A Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that’s simple to make: it’s rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. There are several ways to adjust the ratios of those 3 ingredients, but the best recipe I’ve tried is from Portland bartender Jeffery Morgenthaler. It seems fitting to use a Portland rum in this drink, so I used Below Deck Silver from Eastside Distilling. You can also experiment with aged rums like Zacapa.
- 2 1/2 oz rum (I used Below Deck Silver)
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup*
- shake with ice
- double strain into a chilled cocktail glass (pour through the shaker and a mesh strainer)
- lime wheel garnish
*How to make simple syrup: in a measuring glass, add sugar and purified water, 2 oz sugar for every 1 oz water. Microwave and stir until it’s a syrup and refrigerate the remainder.