Recipes with rum: drinks, caramel sauce and marinade

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  • Updated: February 20, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Daiquiri √

Serves 1.

Note: If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, simply use a quart jar with a lid. The daiquiri is a simple but elegant cocktail made with white rum, fresh lime juice and sugar. That’s it. It should be shaken, not frappéed in a blender. This was Hemingway’s favorite drink at the Floridita bar in Havana.

• Crushed ice

• 2 oz. (1/4 c.) white rum

• 1 oz. (1/8 c.) freshly squeezed lime juice

• 1 oz. (1/8 c.) simple syrup (see below)

• Lime slice for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, pour in the rum, lime juice and simple syrup, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini or wide-mouth cocktail glass and serve garnished with a lime slice.

To make simple syrup: Blend together 1/4 cup warm water with 1/4 cup finely granulated sugar, and stir until dissolved. Store in a sealed jar.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 190 Fat 0 g Sodium 2 mg Saturated fat 0 g

Carbohydrates 17 g Calcium 7 mg

Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg

Dietary fiber 0 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: None.

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