Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri

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Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri

A classic dry, sour, citrusy Daiquiri with an extra layer of richness from dark rum, and a hit of dryness thanks to a splash of Maraschino liqueur. The eponymous Wray and Nephew dark rum this drink is named after is no longer available, but their sister product, Appleton Estate, works just as well and comes from the same producer.

Dark Rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup.



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The Daiquiri is the daddy of all rum cocktails. This simple mixture of rum, lime and sugar is the basis for most modern rum drinks and a bonafide classic.

The Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri is a version created by Trader Vic himself for his chain of tiki bars. This rich and complex take on the Daiquiri replaces the usual white rum with spicy, molasses-rich dark rum and the recipe adds a drop of maraschino liqueur to give the drink a long dry finish.

This drink is a grown-up sibling to the rest of the tiki family, served straight-up and comprising only of a few simple ingredients rather than the usual myriad of juices, syrups and spirits found in most tiki cocktails.

This makes it a great accompaniment to more slow-serving and voluminous offerings like the Hurricane or the Zombie.

If rum’s your thing but you want to stick to short, simple cocktails rather than long, elaborate tiki drinks then why not consider serving the Mister Nephews Daiquiri alongside something like a Mai Tai or a Dark & Stormy.

If you’re planning a rum based menu then remember that a lot of rum cocktails, including the Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri, are quite high in alcohol, though they may not taste it. With this in mind you may want to think about serving some low-alcohol cocktails or even some beers alongside it, speak to your event organiser to hear about the range of beers we offer for mobile bar hires.

If you’re planning to include the Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri on your menu and want to know more about what drinks might go well with it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other rum-based, tiki-style and sour-style cocktails from our list.


This is a twist on the original Daiquiri, using dark rum and adding a dash of Maraschino Liqueur. The aged rum rounds the drink out whilst he liquor adds some extra dryness and mouthfeel.

Myths & Legends

The Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri is explained in the book Trader Vic’s Tiki Party!: Cocktails and Food to Share with Friends.

‘The trader concocted this drink as a showcase for one of his favourite Jamaican Rums, J Wray and Nephew fifteen year special reserve. That rum is now a thing of the past, but nowadays Trader Vic’s makes the drink with the nephews cousin, Appleton Dark Rum, from the same producer.’


References for this cocktail will be available soon.

Ingredients & Equipment


  • 50ml Dark Rum
  • 5ml Maraschino Liqueur
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • Lime Wheel to Garnish
  • Cubed Ice



  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Bar Spoon
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Fine Strainer
  • Mexican Elbow
  • Martini Glass or Coupette
  • Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the rum and sugar syrup to the shaker
  • Using your bar spoon (5ml) to measure, add the Maraschino to the shaker
  • Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to the shaker
  • Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Remove your glass from the freezer or empty it of ice if necessary
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain tour cocktail into your chilled Martini glass or coupette
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, cut to balance on the edge of the glass
  • Serve and enjoy!



Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Mister Nephew’s Daiquiri? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios. Please click the link below to be directed to their website where you will be able to browse a full calendar of dates and purchase redeemable vouchers.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.