Sesame Daiquiri

Adapted from Playboy's Host & Bar Book (1971)

This recipe feels like your standard daiquiri, only richer, a bit fattier, and with a slightly nutty aftertaste. It calls for sesame seed syrup, sometimes marketed as sirope de ajonjoli, which you can find in Puerto Rican markets, but we’ve included a housemade recipe that pumps up the nuttiness. 


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce sesame seed syrup (See Editor's Note)

  1. Shake all ingredients well with ice.
  2. Strain into a pre-chilled coupe.
Editor's Note

Sesame seed syrup

2 cups sesame seeds
2 cups water
1 cup sugar

Spread the sesame seeds out on a baking sheet and roast at 350° F until lightly toasted, about 8-10 minutes. Mix the seeds and water in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and return to the pan. Add 1 cup of sugar to the warm liquid (which should be reduced to 1 cup) and stir to dissolve. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

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