The original Daiquiri—an Ernest Hemingway favorite—bears little resemblance to its cloyingly sweet strawberry tourist cousin. The story goes that during a 1905 party in Cuba for some Americans, the host ran out of gin. To soften the rather potent local rum, he added sugar and lime.
2 oz white rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
Michael Pacheco at Churchill Bar in the Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., 303-297-3111