How To Make A Fucking Daiquiri

Cocktails are important, well the people who make and imbibe cocktails are important. The cocktail is just humanities perfected ritual of celebration. I personally do not think a good celebration should be overthought. Like a kiss at the end of a perfect date, a good cocktail should be simple and well timed. There is no cocktail I find to be more prefect in its simplicity and timing (mostly because I think you can drink one at any time, day or night) than the Daiquiri. But like all great things, it can be over thought. Strawberries, blenders, diabetes, these are the words most folks think of when they hear the word Daiquiri. They could not be farther from the truth. The Daiquiri is a cocktail of finesse and lightness, and because of this not all are created equal. Too much sugar, crap. Too light of a shake, crap. No fresh lime juice, crap. Garbage rum, crap. So today I present you the recipe and method to create a perfect Daiquiri:

Step One: The Glass.

It goes in a coupe, don't be an asshole and say you don't like drinking out of coupes. Everyone does, you're being an asshole. (Note: its more than fine to drink things however you want to: rocks, out of a shoe, none of what I say should be considered definitive because its a cocktail and everyone should chill the fuck out)

Step Two: Ingredients.

  • 2 ounces rum -- white rum (Don Q is my Fave)
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Step Three: Method.

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker, add cracked ice, SHAKE THE EVERLOVING SHIT OUT OF IT. Strain into coupe, IF YOUR DAIQUIRI DOES NOT COME OUT A SEXY WHITE YOU HAVE NOT SHAKEN IT ENOUGH

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As it should be said for all things in life, do as you please. You want to use dark rum, ease back on the sugar. If you want to use simple syrup, add a touch more lime. Have fun, shake well, and most important of all: Celebrate. - Michael Moberly.