Spiced Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:40

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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 Spiced Daiquiri is a delightful twist on the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail that originated in Cuba in the early 20th century. This variation adds a spicy kick to the traditional blend of rum, lime juice, and sugar. It's perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their cocktails.

  • The Daiquiri is named after a beach and an iron mine near Santiago, Cuba.
  • The Spiced Daiquiri is a modern variation, adding a unique layer of complexity to the classic cocktail.

How Spiced Daiquiri Tastes?

The Spiced Daiquiri is a harmonious blend of sweet, sour, and spicy. The sweetness of the rum and sugar balance the tartness of the lime juice, while the added spices give it a fiery kick. It's a refreshing, invigorating, and bold cocktail.

Interesting facts about Spiced Daiquiri

  • The Spiced Daiquiri is a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed year-round, but it's particularly fitting for the colder months when the warming spices can be truly appreciated.
  • The Daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's classic 'The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks'.
  • The Spiced Daiquiri is a great way to experiment with different types of rum, as the spices can bring out unique flavors in the spirit.



Rum is the backbone of any daiquiri, providing a warm, tropical base that is both sweet and complex. Using 2 oz balances the sharpness of the lime and the sweetness of the syrup. Too little and you're left with a tart mocktail; too much and it's a pirate's headache in a glass.

Mary Mitkina

Lime Juice

The 1 oz lime juice adds a necessary acidity that cuts through the sweetness and echoes distant shores. Omitting lime is like forgetting the beach at your own island party, and an overdose makes your drink a sour showdown.

Emma Rose

Sugar Syrup

Sweetness from the 1/2 oz sugar syrup is the peacemaker between rum's boisterousness and lime's sass. Skimp on the syrup and your lips will pucker; drown it and your cocktail becomes a sugary slush.

Alex Green

Spice Mix

A 1/4 tsp of spice mix is the secret handshake in this tropical liaison. It's the intrigue that lures you back for another sip. Leave it out, and it's just another daiquiri. Go overboard and you're in a spice cabinet, not a bar.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Spiced Daiquiri Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, and spice mix.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of the spice mix.

Pro Tips

  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving to keep your drink colder longer.
  • Don't be shy with the spices! They're what make this cocktail unique.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Seafood: The zesty lime juice and spice mix complement light seafood dishes such as grilled fish, shrimp ceviche, or calamari.
  • Spicy Dishes: The sweetness of the sugar syrup can balance the heat in spicy cuisines like Thai or Caribbean jerk seasoning.
  • Cheese Platter: The spiced daiquiri can cut through the richness of creamy cheeses like brie or camembert.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: A great non-alcoholic option to cleanse the palate between sips of the spiced daiquiri.
  • Light Beers: Can be enjoyed alongside the cocktail to provide a contrast between the beer's bitterness and the daiquiri's sweet and sour profile.

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What you could change in Spiced Daiquiri

  • Rum: You can experiment with different types of rum, such as dark rum or spiced rum.
  • Lime Juice: If you don't have limes, you can substitute with lemon juice.
  • Sugar Syrup: You can use honey or agave syrup as a natural sweetener alternative.

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And of course - twists🍹

Coconut Spiced Daiquiri

  • Replace regular rum with coconut flavored rum.
  • Add a splash of coconut cream.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.

The coconut adds a creamy, exotic twist that feels like upgrading your beach chair to a hammock.

Ginger Spiced Daiquiri

  • Grate fresh ginger into the shaker.
  • Use honey syrup instead of sugar syrup.
  • Rim the glass with spiced sugar.

This version offers a zingy, warming twist, as if the sun itself decided to join the party.

Chai Spiced Daiquiri

  • Infuse the rum with chai spices for 24 hours.
  • Use demerara sugar syrup.
  • Add a cinnamon stick as garnish.

It's like a traditional daiquiri took a gap year in India and came back with stories to tell and a new-found spice wisdom.

In case you forgot basics how to make Spiced 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 Spiced Daiquiri

What type of rum works best for a Spiced Daiquiri?

A white rum is traditionally used, but you can also experiment with aged or spiced rums for different flavors.

Can I make a Spiced Daiquiri without alcohol?

Yes, you can omit the rum and add some extra lime juice and sugar syrup. Add a splash of soda water to give it a bit of a bite.

Can I premake this cocktail for a party?

Yes, you can batch prepare the rum, lime juice, sugar syrup and spice mix. When you're ready to serve, shake with ice and strain into glasses.

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

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Just make sure it's big enough to hold all the ingredients and a decent amount of ice.

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