This simple mix of lime juice, sugar and white rum was created in the small Cuban mining town of "Daiquiri" (near Santiago) around 1905. An American mining engineer named Jennings Cox asked the barman for this drink after the bar ran out of gin. Even though this is said to be when the first daiquiri was made, it is likely that the Cubans were drinking this concoction well before Cox arrived, as Cuba was a main producer of lime, sugar cane and rum at the time, but no one can be sure.
History aside, lets make this classic cocktail. Start with a shaker, squeeze 30ml of fresh lime juice, add a teaspoon of caster sugar (or 30ml of sugar syrup, which ever you'd prefer) and lastly, 60ml of white rum. Personally i prefer to use Bacardi as my white rum, but you use your preferred rum. Add ice to your shaker, shake then strain into a chilled martini glass.
When you drink this, take half a second to appreciate it's history and it's origins. If if wasn't for this cocktail, we would not have many other classics that were to follow in years to come.
In a shaker:
30ml Lime Juice
30ml Sugar syrup (or a teaspoon of caster sugar)
60ml White Rum
Add Ice, Shake and Strain into a chilled martini glass