The daiquiri, which made its formal debut in the United States at Washington’s Army and Navy Club in 1909, is a fairly simple drink. The more familiar slushy version was created by a Havana bartender, who added crushed ice.

Daiquiri Daiquiri
American miners discovered this cocktail at a bar in the town of Daiquiri, Cuba, around the turn of the 20th century.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 1 12 oz. dark rum
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add rum, lime juice, and syrup. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.