The Story Behind The Dashing Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is my go-to cocktail order, but I never have the same Daiquiri twice. Wherever I am in the world, I’ll ask my bartender to fix me a version that incorporates the local culture — whether it’s a spirit, liqueur, or ingredient that the destination is known for, I love getting to taste it in a Daiquiri. Usually, 99 percent of the time, it turns out delicious.

I came up with this Daiquiri variation after spending time in the Caribbean. I wanted to play around with a “sour” Daiquiri by incorporating grapefruit juice. The egg white gives it a great mouthfeel and rounder flavor profile, bringing the rum, citrus, and sugar together.


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • A few dashes of bitters (I used Angostura)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine.
  3. Strain out ice.
  4. Shake hard again to further emulsify ingredients.
  5. Fine strain into a coupe glass.
  6. Add a few dashes of bitters on top as a garnish.

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Updated: 2019-10-03

The Dashing Daiquiri Recipe