What do you think of when you hear the word “daiquiri”? Is it a sweet blended drink, possibly bright pink, with an umbrella garnish? That’s what I thought too, but as it turns out, a classic rum daiquiri is a very simple drink. In fact, it’s a lot like a margarita, my absolute favorite cocktail. This classic recipe balances sweet, tart, and rum flavors into one tasty beverage. I have actually been wanting to share a daiquiri recipe for a Friday Happy Hour post for a while now, but other ideas kept shoving their way to the front of the line. As luck would have it, I was recently contacted by Real McCoy Spirits and offered a bottle of their premium sipping rum to sample. Never one to turn down booze (that’s just plain rude, right?), I eagerly accepted their generous offer. Since the rum really shines in this daiquiri recipe, it was made for an award-winning spirit like this one. The Real McCoy didn’t disappoint, making for a smooth and very drinkable daiquiri.