Classic Daiquiri Cocktail and Daiquiri Cupcakes

This post has recipes for a Classic Daiquiri Cocktail and Daiquiri Cupcakes complete with a Rum Lime Frosting and fresh lime curd! Both of these treats are tart, sweet and refreshing. Perfect for a summer day or a day when you wish it were summer! The adventures of a Cocktail and a Cupcake continue…

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This is another cocktail I had a local bar and immediately knew I had to make it at home. The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that was created back in the late 1800s. I know when some people hear Daiquiri now they think of a blended sweet concoction with an umbrella. Nope. If you have the classic version you get a tart, slightly sweet and refreshing rum cocktail. When made right, it’s irresistible.

To make a great cocktail, you need the right tools.

To make a great cocktail, you need some essential tools. To make a Last Word you are going to need a cocktail shaker, a jigger to measure, and a strainer. Some cocktail shakers have a built-in strainer which will work fine. I would recommend getting a bar strainer eventually. Check out my post HERE on the best essential tools for home bartenders.

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Classic Daiquiri Cocktail

Course Drinks
Keyword cocktail recipe, daiquiri
Servings 1 cocktail
Author EmilyFabulous


  • cocktail shaker
  • cocktail strainer


  • 2 oz Rum (see notes)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz cane sugar syrup


  • Chill a cocktail glass with very cold ice water while preparing your drink.
  • Add ice and all ingredients to your shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
  • Discard ice water and strain cocktail into the chilled glass. Cheers!


  • I used a rum mix of a French white rum, a Jamaican dark rum and a Nicaraguan dry Rum. You can just use your favorite rum or try mixing a few that you love. The bartenders I spoke to use a rum mix. 
  • Make sure you shake longer than you think you should. This cocktail is only good if you have a really cold cocktail!

Now that we have a delicious Daiquiri to sip on, let’s talk about these cupcakes. These are dense, rich, rummy and full of a delicious lime curd you can make at home! If you have never filled a cupcake before, you are missing out! This is another way to get even more flavor into the small delicious cake. Trust me, you are going to love it!


Daiquiri Cupcakes with Lime Curd Filling

A Daiquiri Cupcake recipe complete with a Rum Lime Frosting and Fresh Lime Curd filling!
Course Dessert
Keyword cupcake recipe, daiquiri cupcakes, lime cupcakes, lime curd, rum frosting
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author EmilyFabulous


Lime Curd

  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 6 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cubed

Daiquiri Cupcake Batter

  • cup + 2 tbsp all purposed flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • ½ cup milk, room temp
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Rum Lime Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3 cups powdered confectioner sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • green gel food coloring
  • 1 dash salt
  • lime zest for garnish


Lime Curd

  • Whisk together lime zest, juice, sugar, and eggs in a saucepan on the stove. Cook over low heat (so you don't cook the eggs!) whisking constantly until thickened.
  • Add butter pieces a few at a time, whisking constantly until melted in. Keep whisking until curd is smooth and thickened, and coats the back of a spoon.
    lemon curd when done on stove
  • Strain lime curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Put plastic wrap directly on the top of the lemon curd so a film doesn't form on top. Chill in the fridge until cold, at least 1 hour.
    lemon curd with plastic wrap for chilling
  • Once cupcakes have cooled, carefully remove a small amount of cake from the top middle of each cupcake to accommodate the curd (see notes).
  • Add the lime curd to a pastry bag and fit with a round tip. Pipe a small amount of curd into each cupcake and then frost over the top.

Daiquiri Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake pan with liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir with a whisk and set aside.
  • In a mixer, begin to cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar and mixing until nice and fluffy. Add each egg, one at a time and mix in.
  • Add vanilla to milk. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk mixture to the mixer on medium speed just until combined. Try not to overmix.
  • Spoon batter into each liner so they are all even. Bake for 20 minutes, test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 10-15 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack until fully cooled.

Rum Lime Frosting

  • Add butter to your mixer and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and incorporate completely.
  • Add lime juice, rum, vanilla, gel coloring, and salt and beat until creamed together and smooth.
  • Add frosting to a pastry bag and use your choice of a tip to frost your cupcakes. Decorate with lime zest.


  • The lime curd can be made ahead of time and stores well in the fridge for several days in a covered container.
  • You can use a few different meathods to make a hole in the cupcakes for the lime curd. You can use a knife, an apple corer or an actual cupcake coring utinsil. All of them work great!
  • Don’t worry about not beng perfect when piping in the curd because your frosting will cover it!
  • You can always omit the rum in the cupcake and frosting recipe if you are making these for friends or family under 21 although it should bake out of the cupcake anyway…..
  • Always zest your citrus BEFORE you juice it ?

Wow! I love the Adventure of a Cocktail and a Cupcake. Sometimes it seems like too much of one flavor but I’m telling you these will be a hit at any party or get together you have. Pick one or both but don’t miss out!

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