This week’s Happy Hour Quickie — in addition to meeting the strict HHQ rules that the drink must be made from easily available ingredients, come together quickly, and be impossible to screw up — is a seasonal classic.
Happy Hour Quickie Daiquiri recipe
This week I offer my favorite version, an evolved/stolen/tweaked Daiquiri that meets my preference for tart over sweet:
- 1.5 oz white rum
- Mid-shelf, ol-dependable, easy-on-the-wallet Bacardi works just fine
- 1 oz lime juice
- Fresh-squoze only — you knew that
- .75 simple syrup
- 1 oz for the more common, sweeter, arguably more balanced version
Shake and strain into a Martini glass or coupe [stronger], or over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass or, with cubes, into a Collins glass [more “sessionable“].
The drink can go naked or wear a lime wheel on the rim. Continue reading “Happy Hour Quickie #3: Daiquiri”