Enjoy the ultimate frozen cocktail with my homemade Strawberry Daiquiri recipe. It’s sweet, tangy, and icy – an ideal treat for hot summer days. Not only will this strawberry daiquiri cool you down, but it also serves as a perfect party drink. Whether you’re hosting a fancy brunch, a family get-together, or a backyard BBQ, this cocktail is sure to be a hit!
Since I first shared this recipe back in 2017, this frozen strawberry daiquiri has become a fan favorite. The brilliant red color of the drink adds a touch of luxury, making you feel like you’re relaxing on a sun-soaked beach, sipping your favorite cocktail.
Making a strawberry daiquiri is easy. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients, including rum. But don’t worry if you’re not into alcohol – I will show you how to make a virgin daiquiri that’s just as delicious. Or, you can explore other fruity delights such as my strawberry lemonade or frozen mango daiquiri. They’re just as refreshing!
- Strawberries: A mix of fresh and frozen strawberries makes the ideal slushy cocktail. If you have only frozen strawberries, no worries. Your daiquiri will have a slightly different texture but will still be delicious. And the best part? No ice cubes are needed!
- Fresh lime: A daiquiri without fresh limes? Impossible! The tangy citrus balances out the sweetness of the strawberries.
- Simple syrup: This is just sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves. This syrup gives your cocktail a silky smooth texture, without any gritty sugar crystals.
- Rum: Go for a light or white rum. I usually use Bacardi, as it’s a popular and affordable choice for daiquiris. Other good alternatives are Havana Club or Cana Brava.
Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
To make a simple syrup: Heat equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool before using.
Choosing the Right Rum for Your Strawberry Daiquiri
The rum you choose can significantly impact the flavor of your strawberry daiquiri. Below are a few options:
- Light Rum: Also known as white or silver rum, it’s generally subtle and slightly sweet. This allows the strawberry and lime flavors to shine, making it a popular choice for daiquiris.
- Gold Rum: This type of rum has been aged, which gives it a richer, deeper flavor. It can add an interesting complexity to your daiquiri.
- Spiced Rum: Spiced rum brings a mix of spices like vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to your daiquiri. It can create a warm contrast to the refreshing strawberry and lime.
Remember, while rum plays an important role in your daiquiri, the best rum is the one you enjoy most!
How to Make a Strawberry Daiquiri
Making a strawberry daiquiri is simple if you have a powerful blender. I highly recommend the Vitamix blender. It’s versatile, not just for cocktails but also for soups, oat flour, nut butter, hummus, and more.
Here’s how to craft your cocktail:
- Combine all your ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth, which should take about 30 to 60 seconds. Aim for a slushy texture. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water.
- Pour your beautiful, ruby-red daiquiri into two martini glasses. Garnish with tiny fresh strawberries or lime slices, then enjoy!
FAQs About Making a Strawberry Daiquiri
The classic choice is rum.
Simply skip the rum. Virgin daiquiris are still amazing, and they’re a hit at parties, especially with kids!
Yes, you can use Sprite, apple juice, pineapple juice, or white grape juice.
If you’re out of rum, vodka makes a good substitute (use the same amount of vodka).
Yes, you can muddle the strawberries, then shake the ingredients with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. You won’t get a slushie consistency, but it will still be delicious.
You can experiment with various fruits like mango, raspberry, peach, or pineapple.
Fresh lime juice is preferable for its fresh, tangy flavor. But if unavailable, bottled lime juice can work too.
Strawberry Daiquiri Variations
Want to spice up your classic strawberry daiquiri? Here are a few twists:
- Spicy Strawberry Daiquiri: Add a small jalapeño (remove the seeds if you prefer it less spicy) to the blender for a fiery kick.
- Strawberry Basil Daiquiri: Add a handful of fresh basil leaves for a refreshing herbal note.
- Strawberry Daiquiri Float: Only use fresh strawberries, then top your finished daiquiri with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a sweet, creamy treat.
- Strawberry Daiquiri Punch: Multiply the ingredients by the number of guests, mix in a large punch bowl, and let everyone serve themselves. This is great for parties!
Presentation can elevate your strawberry daiquiri experience. Here are a few serving tips:
- Glassware: Daiquiris are traditionally served in stemmed glasses, such as martini or hurricane glasses. But feel free to use whatever you like!
- Garnishes: Add a slice of lime, a whole strawberry, or even a little umbrella to your glass for a fun, festive look.
- Rim Sugar: Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip it in sugar for a sweet, sparkly touch.
- Chilled Glasses: Place your glasses in the fridge or freezer before serving. This helps keep your daiquiri cold longer.
Planning a party? Get ahead by making your daiquiri in advance. Just use all frozen strawberries, blend everything together, and store it in freezer bags. When it’s party time, give it another quick blend, adding a little water if needed.
Pairing Your Strawberry Daiquiri
A strawberry daiquiri pairs well with many dishes, especially summer favorites. Try it with grilled chicken or fish, spicy dishes, or salads with a citrus vinaigrette. For dessert, lemon or vanilla-flavored sweets work beautifully.
Making a homemade strawberry daiquiri is as simple as it gets. With just a few ingredients and a blender, you’re on your way to creating a refreshing, crowd-pleasing cocktail. Give it a try – you’re gonna love it!
- 8 oz (225 g) frozen strawberries frozen
- 6 oz (170 g) fresh strawberries
- 1 oz (30 ml) simple syrup
- 2 oz (60 ml) lime juice about 2 limes
- 5 oz (150 ml) rum white
- Add the frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, and rum to a blender.
- Blend all of the ingredients until they reach a smooth consistency (30-60 seconds). The texture should be similar to a slushy, but it will quickly become drinkable as you serve it.
- If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water to thin it out a little and blend again.
- Pour the daiquiri into 2 glasses, serve, and enjoy!
- To make the simple syrup, combine equal amounts of sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let it cool before using.
- If your blender struggles with the frozen strawberries, add a bit of water to help it along.
- For a stronger cocktail, you can add more rum after blending.
- Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
- The daiquiri can be made ahead of time and stored in freezer bags in the freezer.
- Remember to serve in chilled glasses for an extra refreshing drink.
- Don’t forget the garnish! Lime slices or whole strawberries add a great finishing touch.
- If you want to go alcohol-free, simply omit the rum or replace it with apple juice, pineapple juice, or white grape juice.
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