Happiest Hour Daiquiri

Jim Kearns, The Happiest Hour | New York City

“Rum is probably the most versatile, friendly spirit ingredient there is,” says Jim Kearns. Calling on winter-friendly Spanish-style and Jamaican rums, plus rhum agricole, Kearns’ Happiest Hour Daiquiri borrows the classic tiki trick of blending base spirits to add complexity, for a twist on the timeless summer classic.


Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce lime
  • 3/4 ounce lemon oleo saccharum
  • 1 ounce lightly aged rum, preferably Santa Teresa Claro
  • 1/2 ounce aged rum, preferably Appleton Reserve
  • 1/2 ounce rhum agricole, preferably Duquesne

Garnish: grated lime zest

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
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(n.) Rum is a spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice or any of its byproducts, including molasses and syrup. It must be distilled at less than 190 proof and bottled at more than 80 proof. There are almost no legal categories for production methods, save for rhum agricole, an appellation of the French West [...] More A-Z →