Rum is the spirit of choice at Smuggler’s Cove, a San Francisco bar specializing in Caribbean cocktails and drinks from Prohibition-era Havana. As owner Martin Cate explains, a classic daiquiri is deceptively simple, composed of only three ingredients — lime juice, sugar and rum. He gave us the scoop on how to mix the traditional cocktail in a way that showcases your favorite style of rum. Watch below for Cate’s easy demonstration.
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. rum
Ice as needed
In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup and rum. Add ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Serves 1.
About the author: Olivia Terenzio grew up in Mississippi, where she cultivated a love of sweet potatoes, crawfish and cloth napkins at a young age. A passion for sharing food with friends and family led her into the kitchen and later to culinary school, where she learned how to roast a chicken and decorate a cake like a pro. As a Williams-Sonoma blog editor, she’s now lucky enough to be talking, writing and thinking about food all day.