Apple Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Apple Daiquiri Nutrition Facts





Alcohol content:15%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Apple Daiquiri is a delightful twist on the classic Daiquiri, which has its roots in Cuba around the late 1800s. It's a favorite among those who appreciate a fruity yet robust cocktail experience. The traditional Daiquiri is known for its simple combination of rum, lime juice, and sugar, but the Apple Daiquiri brings a fresh and modern take with the addition of apple flavor.

  • The Daiquiri was reportedly a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President JFK.
  • The Apple Daiquiri variation likely emerged with the rise of flavored cocktails in the late 20th century.
  • It's particularly popular in the fall when apple flavors are in season.

How Apple Daiquiri Tastes?

The Apple Daiquiri has a balanced sweet and tart flavor profile, with the crispness of fresh apples and the tang of lime juice complemented by the smooth warmth of rum. It's refreshing, fruity, and has a slight kick that makes it both invigorating and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Apple Daiquiri

  • The original Daiquiri is named after a beach near Santiago de Cuba.
  • Apple-flavored spirits and liqueurs have become increasingly popular in crafting modern cocktails.
  • The Apple Daiquiri can be made with various types of apples, each imparting a unique flavor.


White Rum

The backbone of the Daiquiri, this 2 oz of white rum provides a smooth, distilled flavor, balancing the sweet and citrus elements. Too little, you lose the kick; too much, and you'll overpower the nuanced flavors.

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Apple Liqueur

1 oz apple liqueur gives that unmistakable apple zing; without it, you’d miss the 'apple' in the Apple Daiquiri! It's sweet but potent – a delicate dance in your mouth.

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Fresh Lime Juice

At 0.75 oz, fresh lime juice brings zesty brightness. This sharpness contrasts with the sweetness, lifting the drink. Neglect lime, and the cocktail becomes one-dimensional.

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Simple Syrup

Just 0.5 oz prevents the tartness of lime from taking over, seamless sweetness ebbing through. Omit it, and prepare for a pucker! Too much though, you'd think you're sipping syrup!

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It’s more than just a pretty face – the fresh apple slice on the glass brings your olfactory senses into the mix, which is key to the full tasting experience.

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Recipe. How to make Apple Daiquiri Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add the white rum, apple liqueur, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a fresh apple slice on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality white rum for a smoother taste.
  • Chill the cocktail glass before serving to keep the drink colder longer.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your liking by varying the amount of simple syrup.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Charcuterie Boards: The fruity and refreshing nature of an Apple Daiquiri beautifully cuts through the richness of cured meats and cheeses.
  • Spicy Asian Dishes: The sweet and tangy profile complements spicy flavors, offering a palate cleansing effect.


  • Apple-themed Desserts: An Apple Daiquiri pairs wonderfully with apple pie, apple crumble, or tarts, echoing the apple flavor.
  • Vanilla Flavored Sweets: Vanilla ice cream or custard can create a delightful contrast with the cocktail’s citrus notes.

Non-alcoholic Drinks

  • Sparkling water with a twist of lime can help cleanse the palate without overwhelming the flavors of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Apple Daiquiri

  • If apple liqueur is not available, consider using apple schnapps or apple-flavored syrup.
  • For a less sweet version, reduce the simple syrup or use a sugar-free alternative.
  • Dark rum can be used instead of white rum for a deeper flavor profile.

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Spiced Apple Daiquiri

Ingredients: 2 oz dark rum, 1 oz apple cider, 0.75 oz lime juice, 0.5 oz cinnamon syrup Recipe: Use dark rum for depth and apple cider instead of liqueur for a tart twist. Cinnamon syrup adds warming notes. Serve in a glass rimmed with sugar and cinnamon. Flavor Profile: You’ll get a richer, more autumnal profile, perfect as the leaves change color.

Green Apple Daiquiri

Ingredients: 2 oz White Rum, 1 oz sour apple schnapps, 0.75 oz lime juice Recipe: Replace apple liqueur with sour apple schnapps for a tart punch. Skip the simple syrup to let the sour notes shine. Flavor Profile: Expect a crisper, tart-edge drink – it’s tartness turned up a notch!

Caramel Apple Daiquiri

Ingredients: 2 oz White Rum, 1 oz apple liqueur, 0.75 oz lime juice, 0.5 oz caramel syrup Recipe: Simple syrup out, caramel syrup in. The flavor whispers autumn, and it’s like drinking a caramel-dipped apple. Flavor Profile: Sweet, rich, and indulgent – for when you’re feeling decadent.

In case you forgot basics how to make Apple Daiquiri

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Apple Daiquiri

What is the ideal type of glass to serve an Apple Daiquiri in?

An Apple Daiquiri is best served in a cocktail or martini glass to enhance its presentation and aroma.

Can I make a large batch of Apple Daiquiris for a party?

Yes, you can multiply the recipe ingredients by the number of drinks you need and mix in a large pitcher or jug. Just wait to add the ice until you're ready to serve, so it doesn't dilute the cocktail.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Daiquiri?

Certainly! You can replace the white rum and apple liqueur with apple juice or a non-alcoholic spirit and adjust the lime and syrup to taste.

How can I garnish the Apple Daiquiri besides an apple slice?

Consider using a lime wheel, a sprig of fresh mint, or even a dusting of cinnamon to add an extra decorative touch.

What is the best way to extract juice from limes for the Apple Daiquiri?

To get the most juice out, roll the lime firmly on the counter before cutting and squeezing it, or use a handheld juicer or citrus press.

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