Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 208 calories in one serving of Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Daiquiri No.1 Natural (Embury's 8:2:1 formula) image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Bacardi 8 year old rum
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
4 drop Bob's Vanilla bitters (optional)
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Review:

Traditionally a 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 with a sweet aged rum. However, with drier aged rums, depending on the sourness of the limes, I up the sugar from 7.5ml (representing 1 part from the 8:2:1 formula) towards 10ml (as in the recipe above). So, depending on your rum and limes, 12:3:2 may be better than 8:2:1.

History:

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.

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