Simple drinks can often be the hardest to get right; with only a few ingredients, perfect proportions are key. This recipe for the Perfect Daiquiri comes from BlackTail in NYC. Fresh lime juice, cane syrup, and white rum strike a flawless balance of sweet, sour, and boozy. You’ll be quaffing these easy cocktails all summer.
To make the rich cane syrup, just heat 2 parts cane sugar and 1 part water in a saucepan, stirring constantly so the sugar dissolves, and as soon as the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat to cool completely. You can store the cooled syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it to add a little sweetness to any drink, alcoholic or otherwise.
For a recipe from the BlackTail’s sister bar, The Dead Rabbit Grocery, get this Bachelor Pad Cocktail recipe.
See also our classic daiquiri recipe for a slight variation, and make your own adjustments to your home recipe.