- In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, mango juice, and rum.
- Add ice and shake to chill.
- Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a mango slice.
Variations and Substitutions
A daiquiri is a rum sour: at its most classic, it contains equal parts of lime juice and simple syrup to two parts of rum. The combo of rum, lime, and syrup (or sugar) are what make it a daiquiri, so you'll typically find that every flavor has these elements. Still, there are ways you can vary this tasty treat.
- Use 1 cup of frozen mango chunks and omit the mango juice. Add all ingredients to a blender with ½ cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth for a frozen mango daiquiri.
- Replace the simple syrup with ¾ ounce of banana liqueur.
- Replace the simple syrup with ¾ ounce orange liqueur.
- Make a spicy daiquiri by muddling 2-3 habanero chili slices with the syrup before adding the other ingredients to a shaker.
The simple mango slice is classic in this daiquiri, but there are other things to try as well.
- Garnish with a lime wedge, wheel, or peel.
- Garnish with a cherry and an umbrella.
- Garnish with an orange wedge or peel.
- Add an edible flower garnish.
About the Mango Daiquiri
Mango has a lush, tropical taste that brings a lot of flavor to a traditional daiquiri. It is smooth, mellow, and sweet. It's not a traditional daiquiri flavor, but it has become a favorite. Rumor has it that the original daiquiri came about when an American living in Cuba ran out of gin at a cocktail party and used rum in his drinks instead. The drink is named after the port village of Daiquiri in Cuba.
Mango All Night Long
It turns out that mango is the perfect addition to the classic daiquiri. It makes a delicious, sippable drink with tropical flare filled with palate pleasing flavor.