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Ina Garten's Classic Daiquiri
Ina Garten's Classic Daiquiri, Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte, Short Rib Hash and Eggs, Tomato & Eggplant Soup
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Rating:
3.6 (5 rated)
Servings:
6

Classic cocktails never go out of style. The fresh citrus and subtle sweetness of a traditional daiquiri are always in fashion.

Ingredients

    • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for dipping the glasses
    • 1 lime, cut in half
    • 1⅓ cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 9 limes)
    • 1⅓ cups dark rum, preferably Bacardi Gold
    • Very thin slices lime, for serving

Preparation

1. Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Set aside to cool or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

2. When ready to make the cocktails, rub the cut lime on the rims of 6 glasses and lightly dip the rims in a plate of sugar. Turn the glasses upright and set aside to dry.

3. Combine the lime juice, 1 cup of the sugar syrup and the rum in a pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice, pour in enough cocktail mixture to cover the ice, place the lid on the shaker, and shake for a full 30 seconds, until very cold. (Time it; it's longer than you think!) Fill the prepared glasses 3/4 full with ice and strain the daiquiris into the glasses, garnish with the lime slices, and serve ice cold. Repeat until you've used all of the cocktail mixture.

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