Daiquiri (straight-up)

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Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile



There are approximately 171 calories in one serving of Daiquiri (straight-up).


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Serve in a

Coupe glass


Lime zest twist (discarded) & lime wedge on rim

How to make:

Cut zest from your lime prior to squeezing for juice. SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 23 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 spoon Powdered sugar (or use 5ml of 2:1 sugar syrup per spoon)
4 drop Difford's Daiquiri Bitters (optional)
13 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)

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Our Comment:

Crisp, light and refreshing. Delicately simple yet with perfectly balanced complexity of flavours. Grind white caster sugar in a mortar and pestle to make powdered sugar, or use 10ml (1/3oz) sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) in place of the 2 spoons powdered sugar.


My (Simon Difford) own tried and tested rum-heavy 10 parts rum to 3 parts lime to 2 parts sugar formula. This is my go-to recipe to make a straight-up "Natural" Daquiri with a dry light white rum.

Dedicated Daiquiri cocktail information, including variants, history and best recipes is available in our Daiquiri cocktail area.

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