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Daiquiri – A Classic For #NationalRumDay

Daiquiri | Magnolia Days

The sizzle of food in a hot skillet. The whistle of a teakettle. A clink of a metal spoon hitting the side of a bowl.  Lapping noises while whisking eggs or batter. Popping of corn. The sound is as much of a part of food and beverages as taste, sight, and smell. The whir of a blender evokes memories of frozen beverages. The one I remember most often from my youth was a daiquiri. Well, it was a strawberry one which is all I knew a daiquiri was until recently. I’ve come to find out that a real one doesn’t involve a blender or strawberries.

A classic daiquiri has three components. The ingredients are rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. They are shaken over ice and served in a chilled martini glass. It is that simple. The choice of rum can change the flavor. One that is too light, like a what I will call a white “regular” rum, may be overpowered by the lime juice. The opposite can happen with a dark rum. For one that is more balanced, I choose Diplomático Anejo. It has a beautiful golden color and flavor notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Those flavors accent the lime and give more depth to the sweet side of the drink.

Daiquiri | Magnolia Days

National Rum Day is August 16th. My beverage of choice is the daiquiri. You can find more rum cocktail recipes on the Diplomático website and also learn about their rums. Don’t forget dessert! Bake a rum cake or pina colada bundt cake for celebrating the day.

Do you have a favorite food or beverage sound? Which one first came to your mind? It’s the sound of a mixer for me. Except when I’m in the mood for an adult beverage. Then it is either the pop of a cork or the rattle of a cocktail shaker. Cheers!


A recipe for a classic daiquiri made with rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Ingredients are shaken over ice and served in a martini glass with a lime garnish.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 ounce rum Diplomático Añjeo recommended
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup


  1. Add ice and all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.

Recipe Notes

Recipe provided by Diplomático and used with permission from The Baddish Group.

If you like sweet cocktails, try this grasshopper mocktail!

Disclosure: I receive two 3-ounce samples of Diplomatico Anejo rum at no charge. I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated or contained within a guest post.

Recipe Rating

Anita at Hungry Couple

Tuesday 20th of August 2013

I love both the frozen fruity kinds and the classic daiquiris. Something about rum, lime and sugar is just so lip-smacking good!


Wednesday 21st of August 2013

For sure about the rum, lime, and sugar being lip-smacking good. I've been making a lot of these lately.

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Monday 19th of August 2013

Renee, this photo is a show stopper. Really, it's gorgeous. I saw it on my bloglovin' feed and my jaw dropped. I kind of want to blow it up and hang it in my kitchen, it's so gorgeous. Not only is the photo purdy, but the recipe sounds delicious.

Lori Who Needs A Cape?

Sunday 18th of August 2013

This looks delicious and the pics are wonderful!

The ladies at Who Needs A Cape? love a good cocktail! We're hosting our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party and would love for you to link your SUPER Daiquiri, stop on by the party is live now through Tuesday evening!

Lori Who Needs A Cape? Not Your Average Super Moms!


Monday 19th of August 2013

Thank you Lori and I'll have to go and check out your link party.

Priscilla | ShesCookin

Friday 16th of August 2013

For me it's the sound of ice being vigorously shaken! Beautiful photos, Renee - I want one now :)


Saturday 17th of August 2013

Thanks so much Priscilla and cheers to you!


Thursday 15th of August 2013

I've always called them Rum 'Rita's ~ it is amazing how many restaurants are not familiar with this (especially Mexican Restaurants). I can't do tequila so I always repeat over and over RUM RUM!!!


Saturday 17th of August 2013

Rum 'Rita's - I'll have to remember that next time I'm at a Mexican restaurant. I prefer rum over tequila anyway.