Mr. Howell (Daiquiri With Scotch and Maple) Recipe

Vicky Wasik

The Daiquiri is an underrated classic, a beautifully pure combination of rum, lime juice, and sugar. It's also wonderfully flexible, as this drink, from Justin Olsen of Bearded Lady in Prospect Heights, illustrates. This cocktail, one of six Daiquiri variations featured in Brooklyn Bartender by Carey Jones, gets a little boost from rich maple syrup and an extra-savory, smoky edge from half an ounce of peaty Islay Scotch.

While Olsen's recommended rum is the Flor de Caña 4 Year gold, we also love this drink with the richer, deeper Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) rum

  • 3/4 ounce (20ml) fresh juice from 1 large or 2 small limes

  • 1/2 ounce (15mlmaple syrup

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) peaty Islay Scotch, such as Laphroaig

  • Lime wheel, for garnish


  1. Add rum, lime juice, maple syrup, and Scotch to a cocktail shaker and fill 2/3 full with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. Double-strain into a coupe glass, garnish with lime wheel, and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, fine-mesh strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
182 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 70mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)