The summer has been so busy. It's been filled with good friends and lots of backyard entertaining which has been lovely. But for August, I'm looking forward to keeping things easy. The 3 ingredient cocktail is where its at, and the classic Daiquiri fits the bill: simple and delicious.

We were inspired by NPR's piece on The Golden Age of Cocktails where they focus on the classic daiquiri of yore, unmuddied by fruit, colorings and slushie machines. Shake up a couple in less than five minutes—and you'll be out on your back deck (or fire escape) enjoying one before you know it. 




serves 1

1-1/2 oz light rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz  simple syrup
Lime wheel for garnish

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass and top with a lime wheel.