Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris will cool you down on the hottest summer day. Fresh berries with rum are a beautiful match.
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There is nothing more magnificent than a fresh strawberry.
Those rutilant, succulent berries are by far the best thing about this season. And this year, I can’t seem to get enough of them.
I discovered a dreamy little farm near my in-laws that has a (socially distant & safe) farm stand.
Between there and the local farmers market and our CSA box, we’ve been just about drowning in strawberries.
I’m not mad about it at all.
Not to mention all the berries and granola we’ve had for breakfast!
But the other day, it was time for something different. So I decided to put them to use in a new strawberry cocktail.
(Plus, the tequila and whiskey go faster around here than other spirits, and I couldn’t help but notice there was a lonely bottle of rum in the back of the liquor cabinet.)
What are frozen daiquiris?
The daiquiri is a classic drink made with rum and lime juice. To be honest, the traditional cocktail isn’t what you’ll see sloshing around in a slushie machine.
Classic daiquiris are stronger. Made with rum, lime juice and simple syrup, they’re served neat, usually in a coupe glass.
The classic daiquiri is a very different drink than their frozen cousin with the same name.
And while I love a classic one, today I’m here with one of our frozen friends.
Frozen daiquiris might not be traditional, but they are fun and so refreshing in the summertime!
How to make a frozen strawberry daiquiri
Frozen strawberry daiquiris are a wonderful way to use up your farmers market strawberries.
When I have a surplus, I usually hull them with a strawberry huller and put them in a ziptop bag in the freezer.
But you can use fresh or frozen berries for this cocktail.
You’ll throw them in your blender with rum, lime juice and ice and give it a whirl.
Soon you’ll be on your way to the perfect summer beverage.
Best rum for daiquiris
There are lots of choices out there, but you will want to use a silver rum for these daiquiris.
Also known as a light rum or white rum, it’s smooth and crisp, and pairs well with fruity flavors.
You can also use gold rum (also known as oro or ambre), which is medium-bodied, slightly stronger and aged in oak barrels. But purists would tell you to sip on that stuff straight, and not use it in a frozen cocktail like this.
Whatever you choose, know that I always recommend the best rum you can afford. I often buy Bacardi for a budget buy, but I also like Cruzan and Plantation.
Don’t miss this guide to rum for my other top picks.
I hope you love these daiquiris as much as I do.
And if you like frozen cocktails, you will love this mango daiquiri.
You can really make them with just about any fruit. Try them with lemon, pineapple or peaches, or you can keep it traditional with lime.
Happy mixing! // susannah
- 2 cups whole strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, freshly-squeezed
- 3 ounces light rum
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined. Pour into highball glasses and garnish with a cocktail umbrella and a strawberry.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g