3 Ways to Try a Dark Rum Daiquiri

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When you think of a daiquiri, there's probably a few images that pop into your mind: bright-colored slushie cocktails, tiny umbrellas, and light rum.

When you dig into the history of daiquiri cocktails, you learn that the daiquiri that you can order at most cocktail bars is a far cry from the original daiquiri recipe. A true daiquiri has a few simple ingredients: rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. 

Most daiquiris are made with light rum, but we think you should try a dark rum daiquiri for a more complex flavor profile. Dark rum is sweeter and spicier than light rum, so it adds boldness and sophistication to the cocktail. Keep reading for our top three ways to try a dark rum daiquiri.

The Classic Dark Rum Daiquiri

Before we show you our top dark rum daiquiri variations, let's break down the classic dark rum daiquiri recipe as a starting place.

You will need:

  • 60 ml dark rum, such as Pusser's Gunpowder Proof or Gunpowder Proof Spiced
  • 20 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 20 ml simple syrup

Method:

Add all three ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and mix. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass with a wedge of lime.

Now, let's look at ways you can mix up this recipe to make it more fun and seasonal.

Strawberry Daiquiri With Dark Rum

A strawberry daiquiri is the perfect summer cocktail, and using dark rum will give it an extra explosion of flavor. If you're throwing a party this summer, all of your guests will love this drink.

You will need:

  • A handful of fresh strawberries
  • 60 ml dark rum, such as Pusser's Gunpowder Proof or Gunpowder Proof Spiced
  • 20 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 20 ml simple syrup

Method:

Add five strawberries to your cocktail shaker and muddle them. Add all liquid ingredients to the shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well until the drink is mixed. Strain the daiquiri and pour it into a cocktail glass. Garnish your drink with a final fresh strawberry.

Kiwi Daiquiri Cocktail

This cocktail can be served fresh or frozen for the perfect refreshing beverage. Swapping out light rum for dark rum adds a delicious and unexpected twist.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh kiwi, diced
  • 60 ml dark rum, such as Pusser's Gunpowder Proof or Gunpowder Proof Spiced
  • 20 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 20 ml simple sugar

Method:

Muddle kiwi in a cocktail shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients. Combine all ingredients with ice and shake until well mixed. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass or rocks glass with ice.

To turn this into a frozen cocktail, add all the ingredients to a blender with ice and blend until it's puree. Store in the freezer before serving.

Experiment With Dark Rum Daiquiri 

Want to learn more ways to mix specialty dark rum daiquiris? Check out the videos from our featured bartenders. The options are endless when you use Pusser's Rum.

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