It’s amazing that all it takes is a bit of vanilla syrup to make the classic daiquiri into such a lovely little gem – but then, that’s the magic of mixo-historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry for ya. This drink was served at Latitude 29, Berry’s swanky Tiki restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
Pre-made vanilla syrups are all over the board in terms of flavor and sweetness, so you may have to tweak the amount of syrup you use depending on what you have.
Since this drink doesn’t have many ingredients, we strongly recommend that you use fresh-squeezed orange juice. OJ from the bottle is perfectly fine in many recipes, but this drink benefits greatly from the flavor of fresh juice and the essence from the peel as you squeeze it.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with a wheel or twist of citrus, an edible flower, or whatever else you fancy.