I love a nice cocktail during the week. Something light, refreshing, and of course delicious. Daiquiris are one of the most versatile recipes to build on and elevate the flavor intensity and profiles. The Boukman Daiquiri is a popular classic variation that takes the classic daiquiri cocktail and adds a bit more bite by using less rum and a little cognac. This works so well because the cognac adds a smooth richness to the cocktail. Then to bring the flavors together we make this daiquiri with cinnamon simple syrup instead of regular simple syrup. It’s pretty special!
For the Boukman Daiquiri you need:
Light Rum. I used Cruzan but any quality light rum will work well.
Cognac. I used Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. I recommend a V.S.O.P or XO cognac. VS cognacs aren’t aged as long so the flavor might not be as intense.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup. The recipe is equal parts water and sugar. Bring to a boil then add in 3 cinnamon sticks and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat. Strain into a glass and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Fresh Lime Juice
A riff off the classic Daiquiri made using Cognac and cinnamon simple syrup.
1 and 1/2 oz Light rum
1/2 oz Cognac
3/4 oz cinnamon simple syrup
1/2 oz Lime juice
Add all of the ingredients to a shaker and shake for 7 minutes until chilled. Pour into a coupe glass. No garnish.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup.
Equal parts water and sugar. Bring to a boil then add in 3 cinnamon sticks and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat. Strain into a glass and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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