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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Made a couple of Daquiri's last night. Both of them made with 2 oz Mt Gay rum and 1 oz of fresh lime juice. Used 1/2 oz simple syrup on first(as recipe calls for) and 1 oz simple syrup on second.

Maybe my limes are strong or my simple syrup is weak, but I went to 1 oz of the syrup as the 1/2 oz didn't balance out the tartness of the lime. Second was more balanced than the first. I liked the daquiri's but I might consider increasing the rum content a bit more.

My general proportion for sour cocktails (Daiquiri, White Lady, Sidecar, Margarita, etc):

2 part booze
1 part sweetener
1 part acid