We love the simplicity of a classic daiquiri, where rum, lime juice and sugar come together in the perfect ratio for a refreshing, no-frills cocktail. When it's done right, however, we're all for a tropical twist, like this version from Houston's Tongue-Cut Sparrow. Bartender Bobby Heugel mixes pineapple-infused rum and maraschino liqueur for a daiquiri we welcome with open arms.
This cocktail is all about making an impression with the garnishes, from the pineapple leaf-wrapped cherry to the orange twist. If you want to keep that beautiful corkscrew on your orange twist, wrap it around a straw. Then pop it in the freezer while you make the cocktail, and it will stay tightly wrapped when you're ready to serve.
To learn more, read "The Rum Also Rises."
Pineapple Rum DaiquiriRecipe adapted from Bobby Heugel, Tongue-Cut Sparrow, Houston, TX
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes