Take a Vacation in Your Kitchen

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Classic Daiquiri
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This is the daiquiri unplugged. No frills, just a bracing blend of good white rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice and simple ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Classic Daiquiri
Save and print this recipe on FOOD52.

This is the daiquiri unplugged. No frills, just a bracing blend of good white rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. - Erika Kotite

Serves 1

2 ounces light (white) rum
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass or coupe. Garnish with lime wedge. less 
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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 1:12 PM EST

When January hits, things can get dreary. Skies are grey, mornings are dark, and the chill keeps you bundled up indoors, dreaming of warmer climes and maybe a tropical drink (or two).

While we can't control the weather, we are here to help you create your own little tropical paradise at home. Bright flavors evoke memories of sandy beaches, steel drum bands, and skin tones that move past alabaster. A few paper-umbrella-worthy cocktails don't hurt, either. Go ahead: put the lime in the coconut. Drink it all up. Here are recipes that will take you on a vacation in the comfort of your own kitchen, brought to you by the spirited community of home cooks at Food52.

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