This series highlights the International Bartenders Association (IBA) The Unforgettables cocktails. I have decided to work my way through this series of cocktails to investigate the classics as I teach myself mixology and build out my home bar.

My mother is a rum drinker. Dad was too. Mom would make daiquiris. For the longest time, I thought daiquiris were frozen drinks as she made them in the blender. She used frozen limeade concentrate without diluting it for the lime juice. Yuck!

Later I learned daiquiris were good. I’ve never drank many, but I know I liked them when I had them.

This walk through classic cocktails has me trying out different cocktails. Part of me wants to find my drink. I think I know how it’s going to shale out, but don’t want to impose this thought before I am done the testing. Nevertheless, I suspect, daiquiris may be among those that become regulars.

It’s a simple drink with a big payoff. There is nothing to fault here. It’s so good, I purchased more limes to continue these. What a refreshing cocktail! Yum.

The break in this project is directly attributable to not being able to find good limes. At $3.00 for four limes at Shop Rite, it took two weeks to find something acceptable although not great. I mentioned this at Mission Spirits. I was directed to Santori’s. Stopped in and found eight limes for $1.75 and they were better looking than Shop Rite.



Recipe by Robert OwensCourse: Cocktails, The Unforgettables


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IBA Daiquiri


  • 60 ml White Cuban Ron

  • 20 ml Fresh Lime Juice

  • 2 Bar Spoons Superfine Sugar


  • In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients.
  • Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Strain into chilled cocktail glass.


  • No garnish

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