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Violet Daiquiri Cocktail showing the classic version next to the violet version
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Daiquiri Cocktail with Violet

The Daiquiri cocktail is a classic rum-sour drink. Fresh, zesty, tart yet sweet, it's a great short drink to sip upon, especially on hot days. This violet cocktail is a simple twist on the classic.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 124kcal

Equipment

  • 1 cocktail shaker or a large screwtop jar

Ingredients

For the Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

  • 80 ml/ 2 part Cuban white rum I used Bacardi
  • 40 ml/ 1 part Lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 20 ml/ ½ part Sugar cane syrup
  • Plenty of ice
  • Strip of lime zest

For the Violet Daiquiri Cocktail

Instructions

For the Classic Daiquiri

  • Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Pour in the 3 liquid ingredients
  • Attach the lid and shake hard for 30 seconds
  • Strain the drink through a fine meshed sieve into 2 cocktail glasses
  • Garnish each drink with a twist of lime and serve

For the Violet Daiquiri Cocktail

  • Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Pour in the 3 liquid ingredients
  • Add a small amount of food colouring (optional) - dip the end of a cocktail pick into the pot of gel colouring around ½ cm deep then wave the pick through the liquid ingredients
  • Attach the lid and shake hard for 30 seconds. Check that the colouring is evenly dispersed, shaking further if necessary
  • Strain the drink through a fine meshed sieve into 2 cocktail glasses
  • Garnish each drink with a twist of lime and serve

Notes

TIPS FOR USING THE COLOURING GEL

If using the purple food colouring take care not to add too much in one go. Once added to the drink, it will be impossible to remove, so it is best to add in small increments until you are happy with the colouring achieved.
The best way to do this is to use a a cocktail pick. Dip the end into the pot of gel colouring around ½ cm deep then wave the pick through the liquid ingredients. Shake hard, check the colour and repeat as necessary (don't forget to wipe the pick clean before re-inserting back into the colouring).
Keep shaking the drink (for at least 30 seconds) until the colour is evenly dispersed

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg