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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.

  • Yield: Makes 1
Key Lime Daiquiri

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2009


  • 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


  1. 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.

Reviews (1)

  • grazianolinda 25 Apr, 2010

    Really easy, and surprisingly good. I will probably add seltzer next time to make it a little less potent so I can enjoy a few more.

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