Trends come and go, but the Daiquiri is timeless. For over a century, this zesty little number that got its legs in the bars of Old Havana has been charming cocktail lovers around the world. The secret to this evergreen classic? Simplicity. Three ingredients, expertly shaken, chilled and served up with care.
Our vote for the most playful classic cocktail goes to the Mojito, a seriously refreshing summer highball that’s got it all — cool mint, sweet rum and tart lime, all topped off with a splash of fizz. Since it’s built on classic proportions, you can play with a range of different spirits and mixers and the drink will still hold up.
Cocktail Tip: Shaken or Stirred?
Some like them dirty, others like them neat. Wet, dry, perfect, shaken, burnt or even filthy, the Martini seems to come in as many versions as there are people who like to drink them. The traditional, though, is a simple blend of gin and vermouth, stirred and served straight up — olive optional.