|2 fl oz||Bacardi Ocho Anos|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
|1⁄4 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Traditionally a Natural Daiquiri should always be based on light rum but if I should feel like breaking with tradition and using aged rum, I find Embury's 8:2:1 formula works particularly well.
According to David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks the classic proportions of a daiquiri are: 8 parts (2 shots) white label Cuban rum, 2 parts (1/2 shot) lime juice and 1 part (1/4 shot) sugar syrup. I have added the optional addition of water for increased dilution.
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