Home Bar Project: How to Make a Daiquiri

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

This week: How to Make a Daiquiri

This week, we're adding a new bottle to your bar; White rum. The daiquiri is one of life’s simple pleasures. When not being slushied, overly sweetened and dyed red, it can be one of the most refreshing cocktails ever invented. It’s history is rich and starts in the late 1800’s. A man by the name of Jennings Cox supposedly invented the drink and named it after the nearby beach “Playa Daiquiri”. From there, it was popularized at the “Floridita Bar” and eventually brought to the U.S. A daiquiri has only three ingredients, which makes it perfect to make when hosting a large group. Just remember, always use fresh juice. Your guests will appreciate it.

Ingredients:
Fresh lime juice
Simple syrup
White rum

 


Step 1 of 5:

Add 3/4 oz fresh lime juice 

 


Step 2 of 5:

Add 3/4 oz simple syrup

 


Step 3 of 5:

Add 2 oz of white rum

 


Step 4 of 5:

Fill large shaker 3/4 with ice, pour ingredients into shaker and shake hard for 5-7 seconds

 


Step 5 of 5:

Strain into a coupe glass and enjoy!

Photos by The Drink Nation


Tags: Cocktails, Education, Rum
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