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Ginger Lime Daiquiri


Ginger Lime Daiquiri

Did you know rum used to be an accepted form of currency in the United States? This was, of course, a really long time ago. Before whiskey and beer took firm hold of the American liquor scene, the US was all about the rum. So what happened? I blame frat boys and The Captain for our current view of rum, but these days rum is starting to find it’s way back into the hearts of craft liquor lovers. I’m not much of a hard liquor drinker, I tend to favor good beer and cheap wine, but after researching the history of rum for an article I wrote, I have a newfound respect. I also found the taste of Ten Cane Rum to be stellar, by far my favorite of all the rums I sampled.

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I also realized that although most people think of that syrupy pink blended guy as a daiquiri, the original version is all about well made rum and some lime juice.

And I threw in some ginger simple syrup for good measure.


Ginger Lime Daiquiri

Yield: 1 cocktail with plenty of simple syrup for several more drinks


Ginger Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ginger, peeled and sliced

Ginger Lime Daiquiri (makes 1)

  • 2 ounce golden rum
  • 1 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce ginger simple syrup
  • Dash fresh ginger, grated with a microplane or fine zester


  1. Make the ginger simple syrup: Add water, sugar and ginger to a pan over medium-high heat. Stir continually until sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. Allow the ginger to steep until syrup has cooled to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Strain out the ginger and store simple syrup in a plastic squeeze bottle or jar in the fridge until ready to use (can be made up to a week ahead of time).
  2. Make the Daiquiri: Add rum, lime juice and ginger simple syrup to a shaker full of ice. Shake gently for 15-30 seconds, strain into a cocktail glass. Grate fresh ginger into the glass.

Ginger simple syrup also makes a fantastic addition to watermelon margaritas


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addie | culicurious June 13, 2013 um 4:13 am

oh I love this type of daiquiri 🙂 I usually have mine over crushed ice but this looks fantastic!


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen June 13, 2013 um 6:11 am

I’ve had (and love) ginger lime vodka martinis but wouldn’t have thought to do it with rum! Yum! Great summer drink.


Gerry @foodness gracious June 13, 2013 um 6:38 am

This looks mighty refreshing, sign me up for two 🙂


Kelly June 13, 2013 um 8:19 am

Is it happy hour yet?? Yes please! 🙂


Lance June 14, 2013 um 1:08 pm

After research a few daiquiri, i decided to make these. I love it and the syrup is wonderful, will use for other things.


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 14, 2013 um 2:49 pm

I had no idea that a daiquiri involved rum and and lime juice!

Btw, love this daiquiri. I need one stat. 2 more hours of work just won’t cut it.


Des @ Life’s Ambrosia June 14, 2013 um 5:43 pm

I am not much of a hard liquor drinker either. I would much rather drink a beer or a glass of chianti. That being said, when I do try a mixed drink I tend to go for the sweeter stuff and I am loving the sound of your ginger simple syrup. Yum!


Looks FANCY June 15, 2013 um 12:00 am

Your drink looks refreshing and beautiful!


ashley – Baker by Nature June 16, 2013 um 7:34 pm

Yeah… I could drink like 5 of these. Although I probably shouldn’t 😉 xo


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dishing up the dirt July 3, 2013 um 11:28 pm

This looks so damn delicious right now! We are literally melting away up here in Oregon. It’s so stinking hot and this cocktail is just what the doctor ordered!


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