A rum cocktail classic
One of the world's most celebrated cocktails, the rum daiquiri has a past as colourful as it's many fruit variations. In its earliest form, rum was diluted with water and lemon or lime juice and used by the British navy in a desperate bid to reduce the alcohol intake of it's sailors.
The recipe stuck and centuries later, legend has it that an American engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox reproduced the mixture in a much more palatable manner during his stationing in Cuba. Cox named the cocktail after a local beach and the rest, as they say, is history.
Over the years, variations of the daiquiri emerged and it's popularity increased as celebrated writers, such as Earnest Hemingway, helped thrust the drink into the spotlight.
At Hattiers, when it comes to cocktails we value the tradition and simplicity of the art above all else. That's why we like to stick to a classic daiquiri recipe using our Premium Reserve Rum and just two other ingredients. However, if you wish to add some strawberries, pineapple or even passion fruit to the mix, we won't hold it against you.
A real rum daiquiri is best enjoyed is a traditional coupe cocktail glass featuring a shallow bowl and long, thin stem.
Invented towards the end of the 1900's, the shape of the cocktail glasses were created with two things in mind, aroma and temperature.
To avoid cocktails warming up too quickly, the stem allows the drinker to hold their glass without affecting the temperature of the drink. Meanwhile, the distinct open shape of the bowl places the contents of the cocktail right under the drinker's nose; perfect for enjoying the fragrant aromas within.
Keeping your cool
A Note on Cocktail Glasses
Hattiers Classic Rum Daiquiri
What you'll need...
What to do...
30 ml. Lime juice
15 ml. Sugar syrup
1 lime wedge for garnish
Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with the wedge of lime.