Autumn Daiquiri Recipe

Happy Hour: Autumn Daiquiri

The transition from Summer to Fall is always hard; I don't want to let go of the warm days and luscious fruits. But, alas, it's October and there's no use holding onto Summer anymore. It's time to embrace the new season, and there's no better way to do it than with a refreshing and delicious cocktail, like the one featured here. It's a simple mixture of rum, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice, but the resulting libation is perfectly balanced.
Be sure to use a good-quality spiced rum; I like Cruzan's aged offering. It's the base of the drink and therefore the most prominent flavor. The original recipe called for 1/4 ounce of cinnamon syrup, but I didn't have four-plus hours to wait for the syrup to steep. Instead I threw a whole cinnamon stick in the cocktail shaker. The result is subtle, but with the true essence of Autumn. Learn how to make the drink now!

Autumn Daiquiri

Autumn Daiquiri Recipe 2010-10-07 11:41:22

Ingredients

Ice
2 ounces aged or spiced rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 cinnamon stick
Dash of Angostura bitters

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well.
  2. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe. Enjoy.

Makes 1 drink.

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