Key Lime Daiquiri
At the end of the 19th century, Americans discovered one of Cuba’s secrets: a simple combination of rum, sugar, and lime that achieved fame as the daiquiri, named after the town of the same name.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) fresh key lime juice (from 8 to 10 Key limes; or regular lime juice from 2 to 3 limes)
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) light rum
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) syrup, plus more to taste
- 1 cup ice
- Half a key lime, for garnish
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; stir to dissolve. Let syrup cool completely. Combine lime juice, light rum, syrup, plus more to taste, and ice in a cocktail shaker; shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with half a key lime.