Bay Leaf and Juniper Daiquiri

By / Photography By Aaron Snow | December 29, 2016


Fill a shaker ¾ full with ice. Add rum, fresh squeezed juice, and syrup. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Bay Leaf and Juniper Syrup

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, bay leaves, and juniper berries. Stir to dissolve sugar and bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat and allow to simmer about 5 minutes. It should thicken a little.

Remove the syrup from heat and let steep 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the syrup into a clean container with a lid. Refrigerate until ready to use for up to 1 week.


  • 1½ ounces Plantation Barbados Rum
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed navel orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Bay Leaf and Juniper syrup (recipe below)
Bay Leaf and Juniper Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 teaspoons juniper berries
  • 3 bay leaves
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