Lemon Daiquiri
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Lemon Daiquiri
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Rating

4.63 / 5
The Lemon Daiquiri is a refreshing twist on the classic Daiquiri cocktail, where the tartness of fresh lemon juice takes center stage. It creatively blends the citrus liqueur Cointreau with ... more The Lemon Daiquiri is a refreshing twist on the classic Daiquiri cocktail, where the tartness of fresh lemon juice takes center stage. It creatively blends the citrus liqueur Cointreau with the sweetness of sugar syrup, all underpinned by the robust presence of white rum. The result is a tangy and sweet concoction that's perfect for sipping. The cocktail is traditionally served in a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass, adding an elegant touch and a hint of sweetness with every sip. A garnish of lemon enhances the citrus aroma, making the Lemon Daiquiri a delightful choice for those who enjoy spirited, fruit-forward cocktails.
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White rum
Garnish
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Lemon
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19.2% | 2.4 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Lemon Daiquiri expertly plays up a delightful contrast between the tartness of fresh lemon juice and the sugary undertone of Cointreau and syrup, balanced beautifully by the robust kick of white rum. This drink's marrying of zesty lemon with sweet, aromatic accents makes it an appealingly bright choice that refreshes and enlivens the palate, particularly accentuated by the sugared rim which adds a festive flair and textural delight.

Method
How to make a Lemon Daiquiri

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Wipe the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon wedge then dip into sugar to rim the glass
Next add all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into the cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon wheel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Rim  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of flavor profile does a Lemon Daiquiri have?

A Lemon Daiquiri typically features a refreshing and tangy flavor profile, balancing the sharpness of the lemon juice with the sweetness of the sugar syrup and Cointreau, complemented by the smoothness of white rum.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum in a Lemon Daiquiri?

Yes, you can substitute another type of rum in a Lemon Daiquiri, although white rum is traditionally used for its clean, light flavor which pairs well with the lemon. Dark rum can be used for a richer taste, or spiced rum for a more complex flavor profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is it possible to make a non-alcoholic version of a Lemon Daiquiri?

Absolutely! For a non-alcoholic version, you can omit the rum and Cointreau and replace them with non-alcoholic alternatives or simply increase the amount of lemon juice and sugar syrup to taste. Addition of soda water or a dash of non-alcoholic bitter can also add depth to the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Lemon Daiquiri?

A Lemon Daiquiri is typically garnished with a lemon wedge or a twist of lemon zest. For a more decorative touch, you could rim the glass with sugar or add a sprig of mint for color and a hint of freshness.

FAQ

Can I prepare a Lemon Daiquiri in advance?

While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the mix of lemon juice, sugar syrup, and Cointreau in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Just add white rum and shake with ice right before serving to ensure the Lemon Daiquiri is cold and refreshing.

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