Strawberry Daiquiri

Elegant and sweet, sip on a Strawberry Daiquiri at parties or on weekends. You will love this shaken cocktail made with strawberry simple syrup as much as you love its frozen counterpart.

A Strawberry Daiquiri garnished with a strawberry on a skewer sits next to a bowl of strawberries and a gold cocktail jigger.

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Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri recipe

Move over margaritas, it’s time to elevate your cocktail game with a delightful twist on the classic daiquiri!

While the original lime version is a crowd-pleaser, the luscious Strawberry Daiquiri is an adventure all its own. It has the same lemon-lime tartness of a margarita, but with rum, not tequila, and the fruity sweetness of a strawberry.

This version is not frozen — it’s shaken in a cocktail shaker, not made in a blender with ice. (Though if you’d like a frozen daiquiri, I have just the recipe for you.) The shaken version is just as refreshing and crushable for the warm summer months. 

Just like its lime counterpart, this shaken fruity cocktail is a breeze to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment. It’s the perfect choice for those who crave the delightful combination of rum and fruity flavors.

Whether it’s a girls’ night, a party or simply time to treat yourself, this Strawberry Daiquiri is here to add a touch of fruity goodness to your glass. So, let’s get shaking!

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A gold rimmed coupe glass holds a pink rum cocktail garnished with a strawberry.

Why you’ll love this recipe

If you’re a fan of the classic daiquiri but love to explore new flavor horizons, the Strawberry Daiquiri is here to captivate your taste buds with its delightful twist.

  • With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can effortlessly whip up a batch of these delectable drinks in no time.
  • The marriage of rum and strawberry goodness creates harmonious flavors that set this cocktail apart.
  • Whether you’re planning a relaxing day, hosting a Mardi Gras party or looking to add a touch of romance on Valentine’s Day, this refreshing beverage is the perfect companion for your next party.

While this recipe is a shaken cocktail, don’t let that stop you from venturing into the frozen territory if that’s your preference! See the Variations & Substitutions section below. 

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What is a daiquiri?

The ever-charming classic daiquiri brings together the essence of rum, lime juice and a touch of sweetness. It is a classic cocktail that is basically a Rum Sour. 

A proper daiquiri is typically presented in a martini or coupe glass when served shaken, the preference of daiquiri purists. 

The frozen, fruity slushies are traditionally served in a daiquiri glass with a straw — or sometimes in a plastic cup on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Although the drink — especially the Hemingway Daiquiri — is often associated with Ernest Hemingway and 1930s Cuba, the origins of this rum cocktail likely date back to pre-Spanish-American War Cuba.

During World War II, the Daiquiri gained popularity in the United States due the availability of Caribbean rum over foreign whiskey.

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Tools & glassware

You don’t need a blender to make this strawberry daiquiri! You’ll be making it in a cocktail shaker. You’ll also need a jigger and a strainer.

You’ll want an elegant glass, like a margarita glass, martini glass or coupe glass to serve this shaken drink. These stemmed glasses are elegant and perfect for sipping. You could go for stemless martini glasses, too! 

A cocktail pick is helpful for garnishing this pretty pink drink with a strawberry and a lime slice.

a swingtop bottle of strawberry simple syrup next to fresh strawberries

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You won’t need to pick up any mixers or a frozen can of anything. 

Here’s what to grab at the grocery store:

Strawberry-infused simple syrup: Easily whip up a strawberry simple syrup using sugar, water and fresh strawberries. It is an excellent substitute, imparting the essence of strawberries into your daiquiri.

Fresh lime juice: Essential to the daiquiri, lime juice brings a zesty brightness that beautifully balances the sweetness of rum and the tartness of strawberries.

While real fruit juice is recommended, a good quality lime concentrate can be used as an alternative. You can also use lemon juice in a pinch.

Rum: Rum is the favorite spirit for daiquiris. White rum, also known as silver rum or light rum, is a great choice for its clear and crisp nature, perfect for mixing cocktails.

Alternatively, you can go with aged rum, which offers a richer and slightly stronger profile due to aging in oak barrels. However, a dark rum will affect the soft pink color of this drink, so the best rum to use is white rum.

Fresh Strawberries: Grab some fresh strawberries to add a delightful finishing touch to your cocktail. You could also garnish it with lime slices. 

White Bacardi Rum and Mount Gay are both solid choices for this drink. Check out Rum 101 to learn more about this spirit and learn about the best rum brands. 

Two strawberry daiquiris in gold rimmed coupe glasses next to a gold bowl of whole strawberries.

Variations and substitutions

Try one of these variations on this classic drink recipe:

Other berry daiquiris: Try this shaken cocktail with other berry syrups, like cranberryblueberry or blackberry.

Spiced strawberry daiquiri: Spiced rum adds a deep, spiced flavor and complexity to this drink.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri: Make the drink with a zero-proof spirit like Ritual rum alternative.

Top-shelf strawberry daiquiri: Use a high-quality aged rum and a splash of top-shelf orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier for an elevated drink.

Frozen strawberry daiquiri: For a slushy texture, throw all the ingredients in the blender with frozen strawberries to make the classic frozen cocktail. You can use plain simple syrup instead. See this Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri recipe for more details!

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How to make a Strawberry Daiquiri, not frozen

Here’s how to make this Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri recipe:

  1. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the rum, lime juice and strawberry syrup.
  2. Shake well and strain your fruity drink into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime twist, lime wheel or lime wedge and a strawberry on a cocktail pick.

If you have leftover strawberry syrup, use it to make strawberry margaritas on the rocks or a strawberry martini.

A hand places a strawberry on a gold skewer atop a pink cocktail in a stemmed glass.

Tips & tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • Use a high-quality, 80-proof white rum in your daiquiri.
  • Fresh lime juice tastes better than the store-bought concentrate.
  • Shake the ingredients well to get them ice-cold and blend them well.
  • Jazz up this drink by garnishing it with a few berries on a cocktail pick.

What to serve with Strawberry Daiquiris

Rum cocktails are especially tasty when paired with seafood,  like grilled salmon with strawberry salsa.

For a New Orleans-themed menu, serve popcorn shrimpvegan beignets and some more Mardi Gras cocktails.

For dessert, serve these raspberry drinks with more strawberry treats, like chocolate-covered strawberries or a strawberry cheesecake danish.

A strawberry on a gold skewer over a pink rum cocktail.

FAQ

What is a strawberry daiquiri made of?

Strawberry daiquiris usually contain rum, lime juice and sugar (typically simple syrup). Frozen strawberry daiquiris are blended with fresh or frozen strawberries, while shaken strawberry daiquiris are made with a strawberry simple syrup.

How many types of alcohol does a daiquiri have?

Daiquiris are typically made with silver rum. Sometimes they contain a splash of orange liqueur for extra flavor.

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A Strawberry Daiquiri garnished with a strawberry on a skewer sits next to a bowl of strawberries and a gold cocktail jigger.

Strawberry Daiquiri (Shaken, Not Frozen)

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Shaken and served chilled, this fresh Strawberry Daiquiri is the sweetest addition to any occasion.
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ingredients

  • 2 ounces rum white
  • 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice fresh
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish
  • 1 strawberry for garnish

instructions

  • To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the rum, strawberry syrup and lime juice.
  • Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a lime twist, lime wheel or lime wedge.

notes

  • Use a high-quality, 80-proof white rum in your daiquiri.
  • Fresh lime juice tastes better than the store-bought concentrate.
  • Shake the ingredients well to get them ice-cold and blend them well.
  • Jazz up this drink by garnishing it with a few berries on a cocktail pick.

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nutrition information

Yield: 1 cocktail

amount per serving:

Serving: 4oz Calories: 214kcal Carbohydrates: 23g Protein: 0.1g Fat: 0.02g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 18mg Potassium: 52mg Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 21g Vitamin A: 14IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 8mg Iron: 1mg
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