Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | October 4, 2010

Black Strap Daiquiri

Black Strap Daiquiri

2.25 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
0.75 demerara syrup
0.75 oz lime juice

Shake over ice and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Derek Brown of The Columbia Room first made me a Daiquiri with Black Strap as the base spirit and I’ve liked it a lot ever since. The 3:1:1 ratio is what I’ve been using lately for Daiquiris, after seeing Kazuo Ueda use that recipe in his cocktail book. I really love the richness of this daiquiri, both from the Black Strap itself and augmented by using a demerara syrup. It’s a nice variation on the clean and light classic.



  1. The Kill Divil I had at Green Street has the same flavor profile but allows different rums to be used:

    And the Corn’n’Oil is a similar drink with a more complex flavor profile.

    • The Kill Divil looks pretty great – a nice variation for arriving at a similar flavor profile.

  2. I like the Corn’n’Oil and this seems like a cleaner version of that without the spice from the Falernum, but I am curious about your demerara syrup. I make mine rich at 2:1. Obviously, balance with the lime is important, but with the modified daiquiri proportions I thought I should ask how you mix your demerara. . .

    • What’s in the Corn’n’Oil?

      I actually used weak demerara syrup – 1:1. Given the sweet richness of the Black Strap, I think this worked just fine.

      • Matt,
        The Corn’n’Oil is black strap and falernum, usually with some lime juice (or at least limes to garnish) depending on who’s making it. Some recipes use equal proportions of the rum to falernum, but I find that way to sweet, especially with the rich flavor of the rum. Falernum is usually pretty sweet to begin with, though I have only had this drink with homemade falernum.

        Anyway, thanks for the info about your syrup. I’ll have to try this using your proportions, though I will need to water down my demerara to 1:1.

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