Homemade Strawberry Daiquiris
This isn’t your average New Orleans machine-mixed strawberry daiquiri made with artificial strawberry flavor and red dye, but it’s just as easy.
If you’ve ever walked Bourbon Street in New Orleans, you know just the machines I’m talking about. We don’t need one of those machines, nor the fake ingredients inside them. The frozen Strawberry Daiquiri we’re making is full of flavor from fresh lime juice, frozen strawberries, a touch of sugar, a bit of rum (obviously!) and the secret – a pinch of salt to really bring out the flavor of the strawberries.
The trick to a good frozen cocktail is to make sure you don’t water down the drink too much, hence the use of frozen strawberries. Ideally, you’ll make the lime juice and rum mixture ahead of time so you can chill it, too. But don’t stress if you can’t chill ahead of time. It’ll be fine.
This recipe is a great guide, but ultimately you’ll need to try out the daiquiri for yourself and decide if you need a little more lime juice or sugar. Just like wines and other spirits, the flavor of rum varies, so some rums might be better suited to a little more sugar, some a little more lime. Check out our guide to making perfect Margaritas to see how you can go about adjusting a cocktail to you own liking. It’s a hard job testing cocktail recipes, but we’re confident that you’re up for the challenge. Cheers!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 6 oz. light rum
- 6 oz. fresh lime juice
- 4 Tbsp. white sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 15-30 seconds. Divide between 4 cocktail glasses.