I’ve always associated daiquiris with artificial tasting, syrupy sweet concoctions from the likes of Chili’s. Imagine my surprise, while flipping through Market-Fresh Mixology when I discovered that traditional daiquiris are actually made with rum, lime juice, sugar and optionally, orange liqueur. I decided to try making my own daiquiris, one with raspberries and the other with blackberries. The raspberry daiquiri was the clear winner in the taste department, so I’ve typed up the recipe below.
- 10 raspberries
- ½ ounce orange liqueur (optional, I didn’t use it)
- 2 ounces rum
- ½ teaspoon raw sugar
- one lime, juiced
- 1 small lime wedge
- Prepare your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass. Dip the top of the glass into a plate sprinkled with sugar.
- In a mixing glass, muddle the raspberries with the lime juice and sugar.
- Add rum and lots of ice. Shake well.
- Pour the mixture through a sieve into a martini glass. The sieve helps catch the raspberry seeds.
- Garnish with a lime twist (optional). Cheers!
Don’t miss other fresh drinks in my summer cocktail series: beautiful red bell, strawberry smash, rainier cherry mojito, watermelon cucumber cooler and cucumber caipiranha, and peach mojito.