Snow White Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Snow White Daiquiri Nutrition Facts





Alcohol by volume:~17%

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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 Snow White Daiquiri is a whimsical twist on the classic Daiquiri. It's a cocktail that would enchant anyone who appreciates a well-balanced drink with a touch of tropical flair. The Daiquiri itself has roots in Cuba, and it's said that an American engineer named Jennings Cox created the original version. The Snow White Daiquiri, with its addition of pineapple juice and egg white, is a more recent innovation that adds a creamy texture and a layer of complexity to the refreshing original.

  • The Daiquiri was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.
  • The name 'Snow White' likely comes from the frothy, pale appearance given by the egg white.
  • This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet yet tart flavor profile with a velvety finish.

How Snow White Daiquiri Tastes?

The Snow White Daiquiri offers a delightful balance of sweet and sour flavors. The white rum provides a smooth, light base, while the fresh lime juice adds a zesty tang. The pineapple juice introduces a tropical sweetness, and the simple syrup rounds it all out with a hint of sugary smoothness. The egg white contributes to a frothy, creamy texture that makes each sip luxuriously smooth.

Interesting facts about Snow White Daiquiri

  • The Daiquiri is named after a beach near Santiago de Cuba.
  • The Snow White Daiquiri is not a traditional Cuban cocktail but a modern variation.
  • The use of egg white in cocktails dates back to the 19th century and is used to create a silky texture and frothy top.


  • White rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Fresh lime juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Fresh pineapple juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.25 oz(8ml)
  • Egg white: 1
  • Lime zest: Garnish

White rum

A robust 2 oz of white rum forms the backbone of this tropical libation. It's the canvas where all other flavors will sing and dance. Skimp on this and your Daiquiri might just snooze off at the party. Too much and it's no longer a cocktail, it's a pirate's nightcap!

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Fresh lime juice

Half an ounce keeps things tart and tangy, balancing the sweetness like a tightrope walker in a citrus circus. Leave it out, and you'll have a drink that's like a beach without sand - just plain wrong! A calamansi juice could sneak in here if you're feeling adventurous.

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Fresh pineapple juice

The other half ounce is like a tropical high-five to your tastebuds. Forget it, and you're missing out on a vacation in a glass. If pineapples aren't your jam, maybe mango could tango with the rum instead?

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Simple syrup

Just a touch (0.25 oz) to whisper sweet nothings to the cocktail. Too much and you'll send it into a sugar coma; too little and it might be mistaken for a sourpuss. Agave syrup could step in as a hip alternative.

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Egg white

The secret to that silky froth on top, like a fresh snowfall on a winter's eve. Skip this and your Daiquiri loses its magic carpet ride of texture. If salmonella is a concern, pasteurized egg whites are your knights in shining cartons.

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Lime zest

A garnish isn't just a pretty face; it releases oils that add aroma and a zesty kick. No zest, no zing. Think of it as the final touch that turns 'nice' into 'wow!'.

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Recipe. How to make Snow White Daiquiri Drink

  1. Begin by chilling a cocktail glass in the freezer.
  2. In a shaker, combine 2 oz of white rum, 0.5 oz of fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz of fresh pineapple juice, 0.25 oz of simple syrup, and the egg white from one egg.
  3. Dry shake (shake without ice) vigorously to emulsify the egg white.
  4. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled.
  5. Double strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with freshly grated lime zest over the top of the drink.

Pro Tips

  • For an extra smooth texture, use a fine mesh strainer when pouring into the glass to remove any ice shards or egg white lumps.
  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail colder for longer.
  • When garnishing with lime zest, use a zester or fine grater to create a fine mist over the drink, releasing the oils for an aromatic finish.

Perfect Pairings


  • Shrimp Ceviche: The acidity and the tropical flavors of the Snow White Daiquiri complement the fresh citrusy taste of ceviche.
  • Grilled Fish: Especially lighter white fish, which will pair well with the rum and citrus without overpowering the delicate flavors.

Light Appetizers

  • Cheese Platters: A platter featuring mild cheeses like mozzarella or fresh goat cheese could be a nice contrast to the cocktail's sharp flavors.
  • Fruit Plates: Fresh slices of pineapple or citrus fruits to echo the cocktail's fruity notes.


  • Coconut-based Desserts: Think coconut sorbet or a light coconut custard which aligns with the tropical theme.
  • Lime Tart: The tartness of the dessert will be a match for the lime in the drink.

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What you could change in Snow White Daiquiri

  • If white rum is not available, try using a light agricole rhum for a grassier note.
  • In place of fresh pineapple juice, canned juice can be used, though fresh is preferred for the best flavor.
  • Maple syrup can be a delightful alternative to simple syrup for a richer sweetness.

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Frozen Snow White Daiquiri

  • Substitute fresh juices with their frozen concentrate counterparts.
  • Blend with ice instead of shaking.
  • The taste will be more slushy and intense, perfect for a hot summer day.

Spiced Snow White Daiquiri

  • Add a small pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the shaker.
  • The warmth of the spices will provide a cozy contrast to the zesty flavors of the classic.

Snow White Daiquiri Royale

  • Float 0.5 oz of Champagne or sparkling wine on top after pouring the cocktail.
  • This adds a festive twist and introduces a bubbly texture that elevates the experience.

In case you forgot basics how to make Snow White 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 Snow White Daiquiri

Can I make a Snow White Daiquiri without alcohol?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version by substituting the white rum with a non-alcoholic spirit or white grape juice.

What is the best type of glass to serve a Snow White Daiquiri in?

A Snow White Daiquiri is traditionally served in a cocktail glass, such as a coupe or a martini glass, to enhance its elegant appearance.

Is it safe to consume raw egg whites in cocktails?

While raw egg whites are commonly used in cocktails for froth and texture, it's advisable to use pasteurized eggs to minimize the risk of salmonella.

What can I use if I don't have a cocktail shaker?

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can mix the ingredients in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid or stir them vigorously in a large glass with a spoon.

How do I know if my cocktail is well-chilled?

A well-chilled cocktail typically has a frosted exterior on the shaker and is cold to the touch after shaking.

What can I do to make my Daiquiris consistent every time?

Measure your ingredients precisely, use quality spirits and fresh ingredients, and maintain consistent shaking times for a uniform result each time.

Can I batch prepare Snow White Daiquiris for a party?

While you can pre-mix the rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup, it's best to add the egg white and do the final shake just before serving for the freshest taste and best texture.

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