This is a must learn – mainly because simply combine 3 simple ingredients and you have a wonderfully elegant sipping cocktail. The number of versions and complexity you can add to this are numerous, so once you’ve conquered the classic – go experiment!


Serves 1: Classically served in a chilled cocktail glass

50ml LWF Distilling White Rum

25ml lime juice

10ml sugar syrup



Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass.

Outside of the Strawberry daiquiri (which you really need juicy ripe strawberries for) another famous daiquiri is Hemingway’s ‘Papa Doble’ daiquiri
The writer Ernest Hemingway drank at El Floridita in Havana so often they ended up creating a daiquiri recipe especially for him called the Papa Doble, made with a quadruple measure of white rum, lime, grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. A scaled it back a bit: 50ml white rum, 15ml pink grapefruit juice, 15ml lime juice, 15ml maraschino liqueur, 5ml sugar syrup, shaken and strained into a cocktail glass or blended with ice, depending on what you prefer.