Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice, and sugar or other sweetener. Add the rum, lime juice and the sugar syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in 1898 in the eponymous mining town of Daiquiri on the southeastern tip of Cuba by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It was introduced in the United States a decade later, when a U.S. Navy medical officer brought the recipe from Cuba to Washington, D.C.
Add the rum, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with a lime twist and serve.