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

Rate & Comment


  • 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) rum
  • 3/4 ounce (20ml) fresh juice from 1 large or 2 small limes
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) maple 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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