It’s World Daiquiri Day so here’s two Daiquiri recipes: a hybrid classic spec, and the Pteradaiquiri

Daiquiri time out, anyone? We’ve written before about the Daiquiri, of course, but today is the 19th and that means we’ll be sipping these two variants to celebrate World Daiquiri Day today. (We know, we know: you don’t need any excuse for a Daiquiri.)

Classic Daiquiri recipe

  • 60ml Bacardi Carta Blanca
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml Monin sugar syrup
  • 1 lime zest

Shake ingredients, including the piece of lime zest, with half cubed ice, and half crushed ice, until the tin frosts on the outside for perfect dilution. Double strain (with a julep strainer as the lower, second strainer) for a bit of ice on top. Lime oil on the rim and discard.

Adapted from recipes by Karel ‘Papi’ Reyes and Nathan Beasley.

“The Daiquiri is the bartender’s answer to air conditioning, so it has to be bracingly cold,” says Black Pearl’s Nathan Beasley. This is why we’re partial to a little ice in the final product (it’s also a nod to the blended Daiquiris that would have been made in Cuba back in the day). This recipe is a combination of two of our favourite Daiquiri recipes — one from Nathan Beasley of Melbourne’s Black Pearl, and one from Monin ambassador and actual, real-life Cuban, Karel ‘Papi’ Reyes.


  • 50ml Angostura 5 Year Old
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 17.5ml sugar syrup
  • 1 dash of Angostura aromatic bitters 

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. 


Adapted from a recipe by Mitch Gurrin, The Dominion League, WA

Here’s a typically eccentric Daiquiri variation from a typically eccentric bar, Perth’s The Dominion League. It makes a departure from the white, Spanish-style of rum we’d usually ask for in a Daiquiri, and adds a dash of bitters to boot. Traditional, it is not; delicious it is.

There’s one important feature to this drink, however: when it’s ordered at the bar, the customer must let out a high-pitched squawk, Pteradactyl-style.

Daiquiri Details – you’re going to need some rum

Angostura 5 Year Old
Angostura 5 Year Old is a blend of rums aged in bourbon casks for a minimum of five years. Its deep character means that it is suited to mixing with strong flavours, spices and herbs.

Bacardi Carta Blanca
With a history dating back to 1862, the Bacardi recipe has been around a long time. This rum offers distinctive vanilla and almond notes, developed in white oak barrels and shaped through a secret blend of charcoal for a distinctive smoothness. Bacardi-Martini

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