Lime Daiquiri

two lime daiquiris garnished with a thin slice of lime

A brief history of the Classic Lime Daiquiri:

Papa Hemingway had it right- a perfect lime daiquiri should have little sugar, but taste like the sea and nothing of the rum. He described his preferred concoction as it should “Looks like the sea where the waves fall away from the bow of the ship when she is doing thirty knots.”

I love this description. I can just picture frothy waves when boating and the taste of salt on your lips tinged with sharp lime juice and sweet rum. That’s a drink I want to have on a hot afternoon.

How I make this cocktail:

To honor the classic classic I began by removing the sickly sweet, syrupy, limeade taste and added in loads of sharp, lime juice, a hint of pink Himalayan salt, white rum and a touch of a mint infused simple syrup. Just keep a jar of simple syrup in your fridge for the next few weeks- we’re going to use it -a lot.

etched crystal cocktail glasses, a copper cocktails shakers and limes on a black soapstone counter

Ingredients in a classic lime daiquiri:

  • limes
  • simple syrup- I infuse mine with mint for a touch of green and brightness
  • light rum
  • ice
a ceramic juicer and slice limes and a small paring knife

Equipment used for this cocktail:

  • cocktail shaker
  • juicer- buy my favorite HERE
  • cocktail glasses- buy the ones in this post HERE
a ceramic juicer filled with fresh lime juice and a pile of juiced limes and a jar of simple syrup

If you like lime daiquiris, try these cocktails:

a slice of lime next to a small cocktail glass filled with lime daiquiri and ice

Nutritional information:

Recipe makes 2 cocktails. Calories- 59, total fat- 0 grams, total carbs- 7.3, sugar 5.2 grams, protein 0.1 grams, potassium 36.3 mg, Vitamin C- 15.5%

Lime Daiquiri

Recipe by Meggen Arthur Wilson Course: Breakfast u0026amp; Brunch, Cocktails, Florida Kitchen, Party Food


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  • 2 oz fresh lime juice

  • 1 oz white or light rum

  • 1/2 oz mint infused simple syrup

  • crushed ice

  • Himalayan sea salt- a pinch

  • Lime for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine lime juice, rum, salt and simple syrup. Shake until cold.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a thin slice of lime.

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