Caribe Daiquiri

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Cocktail History

The Caribe Daiquiri is a modern tiki cocktail that was created by Pablo Moix at DAMA, a Latin-inspired restaurant and bar in Los Angeles, California. It’s made using the classic Daiquiri template that calls for rum, citrus juice, and sugar, but this version adds in fresh pineapple juice for more tropical flair.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Dark Rum: This is a type of rum made with sugarcane, spices, and water that has been barrel aged for an extended period of time. We used Ron Cihuatán 8 Year Indigo Rum because it has sweet notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, and artisanal dulce de leche. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the rum.

Pineapple Juice: This is the liquid juice of a pineapple. We used freshly squeezed pineapple juice.

Lime Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lime. We used freshly squeezed lime juice.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with white sugar and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Lime Slice: This is a slice of lime that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Chef’s Knife: This is used to cut larger fruits and vegetables into slices for the garnish. We used the OXO Good Grips 8-Inch Chef’s Knife.

Pineapple Corer: This is used to remove the core of the pineapple before it’s juiced. We used the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Pineapple Corer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus, fruits, and vegetables. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer for the citrus and the Hamilton Beach Large Juicer for the pineapple.

Tasting Notes

The Caribe Daiquiri features the scent of pineapple, has a surprisingly dry taste that balances bittersweetness with rum notes and fruity pineapple, and leaves an aftertaste that has a bit of rum funk and pineapple in the mouth.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Overall, this drink was good! Like the classic Daiquiri, the choice of rum matters a lot here because it doesn’t really have much to hide behind; that said, once we were able to nail down a spirit, we really enjoyed the Caribe Daiquiri and thought it was a simple yet effective tropical riff.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“I was a bit shocked at how much I didn’t care for this drink if I’m being honest. I generally love Daiquiris, and playing around with the formula is always a great time. For some reason though, adding pineapple and tweaking the other proportions that this recipe offered didn’t do it for me. The flavor of the pineapple somehow muted the other notes, and it left the drink just a bit wanting, in my opinion.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I put this recipe on our calendar because I love Daiquiris and pineapple and I was excited to find out what they tasted like together. Overall, this is just a very simple drink that you can’t really make incorrectly. The rum you choose does greatly influence the flavor of the recipe, however, so be sure to use one you know you like in cocktails. We ended up making this one twice because we thought the Cihaután 8 Year Indigo Rum was just a touch too overpowering and sweet.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes by Chloe Frechette.

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AuthorEasy Tiki

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 oz Dark Rum
 ¾ oz Pineapple Juice
 ½ oz Lime Juice
 1 Lime Slice

Method
1

Add rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup or superfine sugar, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with lime slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Dark Rum
 ¾ oz Pineapple Juice
 ½ oz Lime Juice
 1 Lime Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup or superfine sugar, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with lime slice.

Caribe Daiquiri

Make It a Mocktail: Use Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the rum to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Pineapple Cocktails

If you like this pineapple-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Elusive Dreams Cocktail Recipe

Elusive Dreams: A rum cocktail made with pineapple juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup, banana liqueur, and a pineapple wedge

Smoky Pineapple Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Smoky Pineapple Margarita: A tequila and mezcal cocktail made with triple sec, lime juice, pineapple syrup, Tajín, a lime wedge, and a lime slice

Something Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Something Tequila: A tequila cocktail made with pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, passion fruit syrup, a lime slice, a mint sprig, and edible flowers

Greena Colada Cocktail Recipe

Greena Colada: A rum cocktail made with triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice, Green Chartreuse, velvet falernum liqueur, crème of coconut, mint, and a lime wheel

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