“If my first love were a cocktail, it would be a Daiquiri” by bartender Andrei Dovgal

We asked bartenders from all over the world to give us a cocktail recipe inspired by their first love! Here’s Andrei Dovgal‘s “love cocktail”.


If my first love were a cocktail, it would be a Daiquiri. Just a simple Daiquiri

It is the perfect balanced classic Daiquiri that is capable of evoking the most vivid emotions in me. I first met him at Moshnetsky. A hot summer evening and a refreshing cocktail based on my favorite rum played great together. Since then, no special day in my life has passed without Daiquiri.

My wife (to be more precise, she is my bride. But tomorrow we are getting married) introduced me to this cocktail even before I stood at the bar.  She herself loved this cocktail.  Now our friends call us a pair of Daiquiri maniacs hehe.  She also impartially recognizes my Daiquiri as the best in her life ;-))




50 ml white rum

25 ml simple sugar syrup

30 ml lime juice

Garnish: Physalis


Pour sugar syrup, rum and lime juice in a shaker and shake well. Double strain your cocktail in a chilled cocktail glass. Then fix the physalis fruit on the edge of the glass. There is your perfect Daiquiri 

Serve and enjoy.


Follow Andrei Dovgal on Instagram for more cocktails: @yung.sugar.7bar


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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