The drink was created around the 1900s by the American mine engineer Jennings Cox, who worked for a mining company.

He made a daiquiri using equal amounts of rum, juice, and sugar. Initially, it was shaken and served over crushed ice.

Daiquiri was the name of the nearby beach, and most likely, the cocktail was named after it.

Here is a copy of the original recipe as written by Mr. Cox.

Original Daiquiri recipe by Mr. Cox

Daiquiri (1900-1910)

daiquiri, cuba

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 1½ oz white rum
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a small cocktail glass.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daiquiri

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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