Daiquiri Blossom Cocktail Recipe

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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 7, 2024


The Daiquiri Blossom is a fruity and floral twist on the classic Daiquiri, a popular cocktail that originated in Cuba in the early 1900s. This version of the Daiquiri is perfect for those who enjoy a touch of elegance and sophistication in their cocktails. The Daiquiri Blossom was created by master mixologists who wanted to elevate the traditional Daiquiri by incorporating floral notes and a vibrant presentation.

How Daiquiri Blossom Tastes?

The Daiquiri Blossom is a delightful balance of sweet, sour, and floral flavors. The tartness of the lime juice is complemented by the sweetness of the simple syrup, while the elderflower liqueur adds a delicate, fragrant touch. The rum provides a smooth, warming base that ties everything together.

Interesting facts about Daiquiri Blossom

  • The Daiquiri Blossom is a modern variation of the classic Daiquiri, which was named after the Cuban town of Daiquiri.
  • Elderflower liqueur, a key ingredient in this cocktail, is made from the blossoms of the elderflower plant and has been used in various forms for centuries for its medicinal properties.
  • The Daiquiri Blossom is often served in a coupe glass, which was originally designed for champagne and is now a popular choice for many cocktails.


White Rum

  • Why we need it: White rum is the backbone of any Daiquiri. It delivers a subtle sweetness and kick of alcohol.
  • Effect on flavor: Provides a clean taste that pairs well with acidic and sweet mixers. Without it, you'd lose the essence of a Daiquiri.
  • Alternatives: Using a dark rum will add a heavier molasses flavor, changing the profile dramatically.

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Elderflower Liqueur

  • Why we need it: It brings a floral sweetness and an elegant complexity to the drink.
  • Effect on flavor: It softens the acidity of the lime juice and adds depth. Skipping it would lose the 'Blossom' part of this cocktail.
  • Alternatives: A splash of St. Germain could substitute for artisanal elderflower liqueurs but might change the sweetness.

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Lime Juice

  • Why we need it: It's the sour component that balances the sweetness of the syrup and the strength of the rum.
  • Effect on flavor: Lime juice gives that refreshing zesty kick. Without it, you'll miss the tartness essential to any Daiquiri.
  • Alternatives: Lemon juice can work but will create a slightly different tart flavor profile.

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Simple Syrup

  • Why we need it: It's the sweet balancer. It rounds out the flavors and mellows the acidity.
  • Effect on flavor: The right amount of syrup ensures the drink isn’t too tart or too sweet. Too little, and the cocktail could be too sharp. Too much, and you'll overpower the other components.
  • Alternatives: Honey or agave syrup offer alternative sweetness profiles but come with stronger flavors that could dominate.

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Edible Flower

  • Why we need it: Purely aesthetic, but it adds an elegant touch and plays on the 'Blossom' theme of the cocktail.
  • Effect on flavor: No direct effect, it’s all about the visuals! Though, if the flower had a scent, it could subtly affect the aroma of the drink.
  • Alternatives: A twist of lime zest could be an alternative garnish, changing the presentation and adding a zesty aroma.

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Recipe. How to make Daiquiri Blossom Drink

  1. Chill a coupe glass in the freezer for a few minutes.
  2. Combine the white rum, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds, until well chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with an edible flower, gently floating it on the surface of the cocktail.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor. Bottled lime juice can be too sour and lack the freshness that this cocktail needs.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker until it feels cold to the touch. This ensures that the cocktail is well-chilled and that the flavors are well-blended.
  • Choose an edible flower that complements the flavors of the cocktail. Some good options are pansies, marigolds, or violets.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platters: The creamy textures and rich flavors of cheeses like brie or goat cheese will complement the floral and citrus notes of the Daiquiri Blossom.


  • Grilled Shrimp: Lightly seasoned shrimp can enhance the tropical notes of the rum and the fragrance of the elderflower.


  • Lemon Tart: The sharpness of lemon pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the simple syrup and the tartness of the lime juice.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • Sparkling Water: A palate cleanser like sparkling water can be a great accompaniment to reset the taste buds between sips.

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What you could change in Daiquiri Blossom

  • If you don't have elderflower liqueur, you can use St. Germain or a floral gin.
  • White rum can be replaced with light rum or even vodka for a different twist.
  • If you don't have simple syrup, you can make your own by dissolving equal parts sugar and water over low heat.

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Spicy Blossom Daiquiri

  • Ingredients: Substitute plain white rum with a chili-infused rum to add a spicy kick.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe but use the chili-infused rum.
  • Flavor Change: Introduces a warm heat that contrasts with the sweetness and tart of the traditional Daiquiri Blossom.

Berry Blossom Daiquiri

  • Ingredients: Add a handful of muddled fresh berries to the mix.
  • Recipe: Muddle fresh berries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Shake and strain as usual.
  • Flavor Change: The fresh berries bring a fruity depth to the cocktail, making it more complex and slightly sweeter.

Sparkling Blossom Daiquiri

  • Ingredients: Top the cocktail with a splash of prosecco.
  • Recipe: Shake and strain the cocktail into the glass, then top with prosecco.
  • Flavor Change: The prosecco will add a bubbly effervescence and a touch of dryness, lightening the overall flavor profile of the Daiquiri Blossom.

In case you forgot basics how to make Daiquiri Blossom

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 Daiquiri Blossom

What is the alcohol content of the Daiquiri Blossom?

The alcohol content in the Daiquiri Blossom can vary depending upon the brands of white rum and elderflower liqueur used. However, it's generally considered to be a moderately strong cocktail.

Should the ingredients be measured accurately?

Yes, the proportions of the ingredients in a cocktail can significantly affect its taste. Therefore, it's recommended to measure the ingredients accurately for the best flavour.

What food would you pair with this cocktail?

A Daiquiri Blossom would pair well with seafood dishes, light salads, or fruity desserts.

Can this cocktail be made in advance?

To assure the best taste and freshness, it is recommended to make the Daiquiri Blossom just before serving. However, you can prepare the components, like simple syrup, in advance.

Can I use dried flowers instead of fresh?

Fresh flowers make for a prettier presentation, but if they're hard to find, you can use non-toxic dried flowers as long as they're food-grade.

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