Yeah, of course we all know a daiquiri is supposed to be made with rum. But who gives a shit? We don't, that's for sure.
We recently gathered in a cocktail-fest of sorts, making all kinds of drinks with the incredible lineup of spirits that are joining us for Juniper June.
We're all big fans of the original daiquiri, so it only made sense to try one made with gin. But not just any gin.
You see, many gins have a very strong juniper flavor that would overwhelm this cocktail. Hendrick's Gin, on the other hand, is what we call a 'gateway gin,' with subtle flavors of cucumber and rose. It's smooth and delicious. Just like this cocktail.
2 oz Hendrick's Gin
.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
.25 oz demerara simple syrup (equal parts demerara sugar and water)
.25 Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
fresh mint for garnish
Combine the Hendrick's Gin, lime juice, simple and Luxardo in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.