Classic Bacardi Daiquiri Recipe

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This classic Bacardi daiquiri recipe may just be one of the most popular and delicious cocktail recipes for summer. With just a little simple syrup, fresh lime juice, rum, and ice cubes, it’s an easy to make frozen drink that’s perfect for everything from a patio happy hour or your next pool day.

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Two Bacardi daiquiris with red napkin and limes

There are few drinks more refreshing than a classic daiquiri, and this frozen variety is simple and delicious. With plenty of fresh lime flavor, the perfect amount of sweetness from the simple syrup, and the smooth taste of Bacardi rum, this is one of our favorite easy recipes.

It’s also the perfect drink recipe to kick off your next party. Easier than a margarita and lighter than a Pina Colada, this fruity cocktail is a true crowd pleaser. So get your blender and your chilled cocktail glasses ready – the classic frozen daiquiri is about to become your new favorite summer party drink.

Limes and water splashing

Why We Love This Recipe

It’s Easy – We can’t think of a cocktail recipe that’s easier than this classic drink, and there’s a good chance that you already have all the main ingredients on hand. It comes together in minutes and doesn’t even require a cocktail shaker, so there’s no need to wait for a party or special occasion to make these delicious daiquiris.

It’s Perfect for Summer – The fresh citrus flavor and icy texture are reminiscent of a delicious lime slushie. This one will definitely cool you off on a hot day and is the perfect complement to all your warm weather activities. (Use this portable blender to make them poolside or at the beach).

Great for Parties – Not only is it super quick and easy to make, but it’s made in a blender, making it easy to whip up a large batch for a crowd. And if you need a kid-friendly frozen treat, you can simply modify the original recipe. Just omit the rum and turn this into a lime slushie.

Ingredients

Ingredients for classic Bacardi daiquiri
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 4 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 cups ice
  • Fresh lime wedges and wheels for garnish

How to Make a Classic Bacardi Daiquiri

Step 1: Make the simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture until boiling, and then continue to boil 3-4 for minutes, until all of the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

NOTE: If you want to save a little time, you can use store-bought simple syrup instead of making your own.

Step 2: Add ice to your blender.

Ice in blender

Step 3: Pour lime juice over the ice.

Lime juice being poured into blender

Step 4: Add simple syrup and rum.

Rum for a classic Bacardi daiquiri

Step 4: Blend on high speed until smooth, and then pour the daiquiris into two coupe or daiquiri glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime or a lime wedge.

Bacardi Daiquiris with lime

Tips & Tricks

  • Save time by making your simple syrup ahead of time and storing it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. It should keep for at least two weeks in the fridge. You can also buy premade simple syrup at most grocery stores.
  • Add a sugar or brown sugar rim to your glasses for an extra fancy and delicious garnish. And don’t forget the mini umbrellas – they’d go perfectly in this drink!
  • If you prefer your daiquiris on the rocks, you can place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously before straining the daiquiri into your cocktail glass.
  • Make the version named for Ernest Hemingway for a fun twist on the classic recipe. For the Hemingway daiquiri, reduce the lime juice to 2 oz. and add 1 oz. of grapefruit juice and 1 oz. of maraschino liqueur.
  • Although the original daiquiri recipe is delicious on its own, feel free to toss in some frozen strawberries or other frozen fruit for a slightly fruitier and sweeter take on this drink.

Two frozen daiquiris with red towel and limes

What Kind of Rum Should I Use?

A daiquiri is traditionally made with a dry white rum, like the Bacardi Superior Rum that we used. This will give your drink a nice clean and bright flavor.

However, if you only have dark rum on hand, feel free to use it – it just may give your drink a slightly stronger and more oaky flavor.

Frozen classic Bacardi daiquiri cocktails with Bacardi bottles
Bacardi Daiquiri square
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Classic Bacardi Daiquiri Recipe


Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This Classic Bacardi Daiquiri Recipe is a refreshing and easy to make classic cocktail that's perfect for all your summer parties!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 ounces lime juice
  • 2 ounces simply syrup
  • 4 ounces white Bacardi rum
  • Fresh lime wedges and wheels for garnish

Instructions

  • Make the simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture until boiling, and then continue to boil 3-4 for minutes, until all of the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
  • Add ice to your blender.
    2 cups ice
  • Add lime juice.
    4 ounces lime juice
  • Pour in simple syrup and rum.
    2 ounces simply syrup, 4 ounces white Bacardi rum
  • Blend on high speed until smooth, and then pour each daiquiri into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with lime slices or wedges and enjoy!
    Fresh lime wedges and wheels for garnish

Notes

    • Although the classic daiquiri is delicious on its own, feel free to toss in some frozen strawberries or other frozen fruit for a slightly fruitier and sweeter take on this drink.
    • If you want to save a little time, you can use store-bought simple syrup instead of making your own.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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