VA Spirits Month Recipe: Classic Daiquiri

We’re still celebrating VA Spirits Month over here! So, naturally, we wanted to include a classic daiquiri on our cocktail list. We used Virago’s Four-Port Rum with Peach Hibiscus syrup from Crescent Simples to create our take on the daiquiri and we’re sure glad we did.

The daiquiri is a timeless cocktail with roots dating back to Cuba and there have been countless variations over the years. However, this one is a unique one made with local Virginia ingredients!

At first glance, the combination of rum and peach hibiscus might seem unconventional, but once you taste this drink, you’ll fall in love! Virago’s Four-Port Rum, with its rich and complex flavor profile, serves as the perfect base for this refreshing drink. Crafted with precision and care, this rum boasts notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak, adding depth and character to the cocktail.

To balance the rum, we use Peach Hibiscus syrup from Crescent Simples, a small-batch syrup company known for its commitment to quality and creativity. Infused with the essence of ripe peaches and delicate hibiscus flowers, this syrup lends a subtle floral sweetness to the daiquiri, elevating it to new heights. We’ve been fans of their cocktail syrup for years and we’re so excited about their new space!

Start by combining two ounces of Virago’s Four-Port Rum, three-quarters of an ounce of Peach Hibiscus syrup, and three-quarters of an ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or a hibiscus flower, if desired.


Classic Daiquiri

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 oz. Virago Four-Port Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Crescent Simples Peach Hibiscus Syrup


    Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a chilled glass.

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