Jade Daiquiri 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 16, 2024


The Jade Daiquiri is a twist on the classic Daiquiri, which has its roots in the early 1900s in Cuba. It's a cocktail that appeals to those who appreciate a balance of citrus and sweetness with a hint of herbal notes. The addition of Crème de Menthe gives it a distinctive green hue and a refreshing minty twist, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a more complex flavor profile in their cocktails.

  • Originated in Cuba
  • Modern twist with Crème de Menthe
  • Popular with adventurous cocktail enthusiasts

How Jade Daiquiri Tastes?

The Jade Daiquiri has a refreshing, minty, and slightly sweet flavor profile with a zesty lime kick. The Mount Gay Silver rum provides a smooth and light rum base, while the Cointreau adds a subtle orange complexity.

Interesting facts about Jade Daiquiri

  • The Daiquiri is named after a small village in Cuba.
  • Ernest Hemingway was known for his love of Daiquiris.
  • The green color of the Jade Daiquiri makes it a festive choice for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.



Cointreau adds a delicate orange flavor that brightens up the cocktail. It's a triple sec, so if you used more, it could overpower the drink; less and you might miss that citrus kick. Without it, you'd lose a layer of complexity. An alternative could be Grand Marnier, which would give a richer, brandy-tinged flavor.

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Fresh lime juice

It's all about freshness here! The lime juice adds tartness and zing, cutting through the sweetness and refreshing your palate. Too much lime could make your drink sour; too little, and it might taste flat. No lime juice? You've missed the essence of a Daiquiri!

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Mount Gay Silver rum

Mount Gay Silver rum brings a light, floral character to the Jade Daiquiri. It's smooth and not too overpowering. If you opt for a darker rum, expect a heavier and slightly spicier drink. Going without rum is like forgetting your dancing shoes at a salsa party—it just won't work.

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White Creme De Menthe

The white Crème de Menthe adds a subtle minty whisper and contributes to the Jade Daiquiri's distinctive note. Too much can turn your cocktail into mouthwash; too little, and you’ll miss out on the minty magic. An alternative might be a splash of peppermint extract, but be careful—it's potent!

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Recipe. How to make Jade Daiquiri Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in 2 oz of Mount Gay Silver rum, 0.5 oz of Cointreau, 0.5 oz of fresh lime juice, and 0.17 oz of white Crème de Menthe.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel or a fresh mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the cocktail glass in the freezer before serving to keep the drink colder longer.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • A small amount of simple syrup can be added if a sweeter cocktail is preferred.

Perfect Pairings


Grilled shrimp or lobster can complement the tropical notes of the Daiquiri. The clean flavor of the seafood pairs well with the refreshing lime and mint.

Light Appetizers

Melon wrapped in prosciutto offers a sweet and savory balance that works well with the citrus and herbaceous notes of the cocktail.

Spicy Dishes

Spicy Thai or Mexican dishes will be balanced by the refreshing and cooling effects of the Creme de Menthe and lime juice.

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What you could change in Jade Daiquiri

  • If Mount Gay Silver rum is unavailable, any high-quality light rum can be used.
  • Triple sec can be substituted for Cointreau if needed.
  • Peppermint schnapps can replace white Crème de Menthe for a stronger mint flavor.

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Spicy Jade Daiquiri

Add a small slice of jalapeño pepper to the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This adds a spicy kick that challenges the cool mint and complements the citrus notes.

Fruity Jade Daiquiri

Swap out the Cointreau for Chambord, adding a raspberry flavor that gives the cocktail a fruity twist. This pairs wonderfully with the fresh mint and lime.

Herbal Jade Daiquiri

Infuse the Mount Gay Silver rum with basil for a few days before making the drink. The herbal notes will create a more complex and savory version of the Jade Daiquiri.

In case you forgot basics how to make Jade Daiquiri

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 Jade Daiquiri

What is the best way to chill a cocktail glass?

Besides storing it in the freezer, you can fill the glass with ice and cold water while preparing the cocktail, then dump it out right before pouring the drink.

Why is fresh lime juice recommended over bottled lime juice?

Fresh lime juice is preferred for its vibrant flavor and acidity, which bottled lime juice often lacks due to processing and preservatives.

Can I make a batch of Jade Daiquiris for a party?

Yes, you can multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and mix in a large pitcher or jug. Serve over ice and garnish individually.

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

Non-alcoholic alternatives can be made by substituting the rum with a non-alcoholic spirit or by simply omitting the alcohol and adding more lime juice or a splash of soda water.

How can I garnish the Jade Daiquiri if I don't have lime or mint?

A sprig of another fresh herb like basil or a citrus twist can be a lovely alternative garnish.

What is the significance of the cocktail's name 'Jade'?

The name 'Jade' likely refers to the green hue imparted by the Crème de Menthe in the cocktail.

How do I achieve a well-balanced cocktail?

Balance in a cocktail comes from the right combination of sweetness, acidity, and alcohol. Measure ingredients carefully, and adjust to taste.

What type of ice is best for shaking cocktails?

Using large, cold, and dense ice cubes usually yields the best results as they dilute the drink less while shaking.

What's the difference between white Crème de Menthe and green Crème de Menthe?

The primary difference is color, which can affect the presentation of the cocktail. Flavor-wise, they are quite similar, both offering a minty taste.

Can I use a different type of rum if I don't have Mount Gay Silver?

Yes, while the recipe suggests Mount Gay Silver for its specific flavor profile, other light rums can be used as long as they're of good quality.

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