The Rum Daiquiri is a nearly perfect cocktail. It is simple, elegant, and as refreshing a summer drink as one could ask for. It resides – along with the Martini, the Manhattan, and a select handful of others – in the pantheon of drinks that perfectly reflect the spirit and character of their base liquors without introducing needless complexity or requiring excessive preparation. You can make a Daiquiri in mere minutes, with the most basic of bar ingredients, and with the first sip be transported to the warm, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean, most particularly those of Cuba, its birthplace.
4 fresh strawberries, plus ½ strawberry to garnish
30ml Simple Syrup
45ml Caña Brava Rum
15ml G.E. Massenez Creme a la Fraise des Bois (Wild Strawberry Liqueur)
30ml Lime Juice
Place the strawberries, syrup, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and muddle.
Place the lid onto the cocktail shaker and shake well.
Double strain the mixture into a Coupe and garnish with half a strawberry.