This classic daiquiri recipe is an incredibly refreshing summer cocktail! Perfectly portioned for 21 Day Fix, it's also Weight Watchers friendly, vegan and gluten-free!
Hey guys! So my last post was this crazy-good Italian vegetable soup with ricotta dumplings that screams "It's spring, but I'm still cold!", but we're doing a little seasonal fast-forward this week because this classic daiquiri is all summer, baybeeeee!
I've been wanting to share this simple cocktail recipe with you guys because a) it's perfect for the 21 Day Fix and b) I'm betting a lot of you (like me until pretty recently) didn't know that it was even a thing that existed in the world because the only daiquiris we'd ever seen were fruity and frozen - not that there's anything wrong with that!
But it's the OG daiq, my friends, and in its simplicity lies something truly special.
It's now legit one of my very favorite cocktails and I think you're going to love it. It's also barely a recipe with only 3 ingredients and no blender needed, so you can't beat it.
Ok, you know the drill, let's do Q&A and then we'll make it!
First up - the most important question ↓↓↓
What white rum is best to use in a classic daiquiri?
The rum you use will absolutely make (or break) your cocktail. I have tested this with several different rums and while you may be tempted to make this with the Bacardi that's been hanging out in your cabinet, I implore you to pick almost anything else. Bacardi is more of a neutral flavored spirit, and while it definitely has its place (like in a strawberry daiquiri where you want the fruity flavor to shine!) I'm going to list my recs below.
Rums I've tried and liked in a classic daiquiri (in order of my preference, starting with my very favorite):
- Hidden Harbor White Rum (if you can get your hands on a bottle of this, it's seriously incredible!)
- Plantation 3 Stars (this one is pretty accessible and also delish!)
- Foursquare Probitas White Rum
I've also heard good things about:
- Flor de Caña 4 year
- Rhum JM Blanc
- El Dorado 3 year
Do you have to use white rum in a daiquiri?
Absolutely not! No need to be constrained by the color of your rum (which actually has little to do with the flavor of the rum anyway) - the winner of last year's New York Cocktail Expo's Best Rum for a Daiquiri Competition was The Real McCoy 5 year! ⇓
The beauty of the classic daiquiri is that it highlights the unique flavors of the rum that's in it, so feel free to play around!
Is this classic daiquiri 21 Day Fix approved?
Yes! I've also included a link to get your Weight Watchers personal points for anyone who needs them.
Is a classic lime daiquiri vegan?
Yes! According to Vegan.com, virtually all distilled spirits (like rum) are vegan, with the exception of cream-based liqueurs and ones that mention honey on the label. If you're unsure, or want to double-check a particular spirit, Barnivore.com is a great resource!
Is this 21 Day Fix Daiquiri gluten-free?
Also yes! According to Beyondceliac.org "Pure, distilled liquor, even if made from wheat, barley, or rye, is considered gluten-free. Most liquors are safe for people with celiac disease because of the distillation process. However, be on the lookout for hidden gluten in liquors that add flavorings or other additives after distillation."
Do I need fancy equipment to make this cocktail?
Nope! Now, look, I love pretty bar tools. I've been collecting them the way I tend to collect coffee cups, which is to say... excessively. This beauty of a cocktail shaker (affiliate link) was literally just delivered to me yesterday.
But! If you've got a large mason jar, then you've got a cocktail shaker (and hell, a glass too)! No need to get fussy with it unless you want to - and if you want to, I've linked some fun things in the recipe card for you ♥.
How to make a classic lime daiquiri:
To your shaker, add your lime juice, simple syrup, rum and ice. Shake it like a polaroid picture for 10-15 seconds.
Double strain into your favorite glass (I've linked mine for you in the recipe card if you're interested).
*Note: The double-straining is optional, but it helps make a super smooth drink sans any ice chips or bits of lime pulp. If you don't have a cocktail strainer like this one, you can use any fine mesh kitchen strainer or skip this step.
If you guys give this Classic Daiquiri recipe a try, please let me know what you think!! You can leave a comment below or tag me on Insta @thefoodieandthefix. Or if you’re in my private Facebook group, I’d love to see a photo of your creation in there! I hope you enjoy ♥
Don’t forget to save this Classic Daiquiri recipe to Pinterest! ⇓
- 1 ½ oz white rum (see post for recommendations, I highly advice against using bacardi for this one!)
- ¾ oz fresh lime juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup*
- Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill ½ - ¾ of the way with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds until the shaker is nice and cold.
- Double strain into your favorite glass!
*To make simple syrup, put equal parts sugar and water in a small pot and heat just until the sugar dissolves (I usually do ½ cup each). Remove from heat and refrigerate until ready to use - this will last in the fridge for a good couple of months!
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1 Yellow Drink Swap
Weight Watchers Personal Points: Classic Daiquiri Recipe
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 daiquiri
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Carbohydrates: 29g