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Ina Garten's Classic Daiquiris, Updated

Ina Garten's Classic Daiquiris - Updated

Who doesn't love a good cocktail? Ina has so many amazing cocktail recipes and I have to say there are very few that I don't like!  😬 I was reluctant to try this one because I just didn’t see how dark rum and lime juice were going to taste good together but of course, I was pleasantly surprised! Having a citrus juicer to juice 9 limes made it really easy. 

 

Juicing limes with the All Citrus Juicer

I served this for a group of friends and we all loved it.  It was refreshing on a hot summer night. Serve in double old fashion or cocktail glass.  Enjoy!

Adding a lime to each cocktail glass

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Ingredients

1 cup sugar, plus extra for dipping the glasses
1 lime, cut in half
1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (9 limes)
1 1/3 cups Bacardi Gold dark rum
Very thin whole slices of lime, for serving

 

Directions

Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Set aside to cool or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

When ready to make the cocktails, rub the cut lime on the rims of 6 glasses and lightly dip the rims in a plate of sugar. Turn the glasses upright and set aside to dry.

Double old fashioned glasses with sugar on the rim

Combine the lime juice, 1 cup of the sugar syrup, and the rum in a pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full with ice, pour in enough cocktail mixture to cover the ice, place the lid on the shaker, and shake for a full 30 seconds, until very cold. (Time it; it’s longer than you think!)

Making a Classic Daiquiri

Glass pitcher filled with fresh lime juice

Fill the prepared glasses ¾ full with ice and strain the daiquiris into the glasses, garnish with the lime slices, and serve ice cold. Repeat until you’ve used all of the cocktail mixture.

Pouring a cocktail into a double old fashioned glass

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Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 06, 2021

    This is a Simon Pearce pitcher. Definitely a must-have! Here is where you can buy it and get more information: https://www.cassandraskitchen.com/collections/glassware/products/ascutney-pitcher

    — Cassandra's Kitchen

  • Aug 06, 2021

    Hello Lisa Bayliss! These are the Double Old Fashioned glasses by Farmhouse Pottery. They are part of our Simple Glassware collection and can be found here: https://www.cassandraskitchen.com/collections/glassware/products/simple-glassware-set-of-6

    — Cassandra's Kitchen

  • Jul 23, 2021

    I love the glasses!!! I’d love to buy some…I bet both are William Sonoma ;)

    — Lisa Bayliss

  • Jul 23, 2021

    That wonderful pitcher is a must have! So tou carry it? What are the dimensions/capacity/price? Is that the same pitcher Ina uses?

    — CarolynPutterman

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