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