This Copacabana Daiquiri is all about the passionfruit

Get the recipe for Oliver Churcher's tropical take on the Daiquiri, the Copacabana Daiquiri.

This Copacabana Daiquiri is all about the passionfruit

The classic Daiquiri is a beautiful thing. As with many beautiful things, it is a simple affair: just rum, lime, sugar and ice, and when mixed together in the appropriate proportions? Perfection.

But the Daiquiri does have its limits. It’s not a particularly complex drink, though the choice of the rum used can add some more interest. And that’s where Oliver Churcher, bar manager at Sydney cocktail bar Double Deuce Lounge, started with his tropical take on the drink, the Copacabana Daiquiri.

Churcher fat washes butter and cacao into a bottle of Havana Club 3 Anos, the result of which is a rum with amplified chocolate notes; to this, he adds passionfruit, lime, and coconut syrup — the result is delicious.

Copacabana Daiquiri


  • 45ml cacao butter fatwashed Havana Club 3 Años
  • 30ml passionfruit cordial
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 10ml coconut syrup


  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


To get this recipe spot on, you'll need to fatwash chocolate and butter into a bottle of white rum.