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Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail

As a bartender, I’ve mixed hundreds of drinks, but the Strawberry Daiquiri holds a special place on my list. It’s not just a drink; it’s a refreshing escape. This cocktail blends the sweetness of strawberries with the kick of rum, creating a perfect balance. Whether you’re celebrating or just need a break, the Strawberry Daiquiri is like a vacation in a glass.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of a Strawberry Daiquiri is like diving into a pool of cool, fruity flavors. The strawberries bring a sweet and slightly tart taste, while the rum adds depth with its smooth and warm notes. Lime juice cuts through the sweetness, giving it a zesty edge. Together, they create a drink that’s both vibrant and satisfying, leaving a memorable aftertaste that keeps you coming back for more.

Frozen strawberry daiquiri with white rum garnished with fresh fruit

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add the rum, strawberries, syrup, and lime to a blender.
  2. Add the ice last, starting with a quarter cup and adding more depending on how thick you want it. Start blending.
  3. Serve it in a margarita or hurricane glass with a lime wedge.

Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, always use fresh strawberries and squeeze your lime juice.
  • If you like your drinks sweeter, adjust the simple syrup to taste.
  • To make a frozen version, just add more ice before blending.

When to Serve

The Strawberry Daiquiri is perfect for any occasion. It shines at summer parties, poolside gatherings, and is the ideal companion for a relaxing evening. It’s a crowd-pleaser that fits whenever you need a splash of fun and flavor.

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Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For a Strawberry Daiquiri, a light or white rum works best. Brands like Bacardi, Havana Club, or Mount Gay offer the clean, subtle flavor needed to complement the strawberries without overpowering them.

Similar Cocktails

If you love Strawberry Daiquiris, you might also enjoy:

  • Strawberry Mojito: A fruity twist on the classic Mojito, this cocktail combines fresh strawberries with rum, mint leaves, lime juice, and a touch of sugar, topped with club soda for a refreshing, bubbly drink.
  • Strawberry Margarita: A sweet and tangy variation of the traditional Margarita, blending tequila with fresh strawberries, lime juice, and triple sec or Cointreau, served frozen or on the rocks with a salted rim.
  • Strawberry Caipirinha: A Brazilian favorite, this cocktail mixes cachaça with fresh strawberries, lime, and sugar, muddled together for a sweet and sour experience, offering a berry twist on Brazil’s national cocktail.
  • Miami Vice: A captivating fusion of a creamy piña colada and a fruity strawberry daiquiri, layered to create a visually stunning and deliciously tropical cocktail experience.
  • Berry Rosé Sangria: Though not a traditional cocktail, this sangria offers a similar fruity and refreshing profile, mixing rosé wine with strawberries, raspberries, a splash of brandy, and a hint of simple syrup, perfect for sipping on warm days.

History

The Daiquiri has its roots in Cuba, dating back to the late 1800s. It was originally a simple mix of rum, lime, and sugar, shaken over ice. The Strawberry Daiquiri, a fruity variation, gained popularity in the mid-20th century, especially in the United States, as blenders became a common kitchen appliance.

Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail

Strawberry Daiquiri

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Lime juice
  • Ice (You will need more if you use fresh strawberries)

Instructions

    1. Add the rum, strawberries, syrup, and lime to a blender.
    2. Add the ice last, starting with a quarter cup and adding more depending on how thick you want it. Start blending.
    3. Serve it in a margarita or hurricane glass with a lime wedge.

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FAQs

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes, frozen strawberries work well, especially for a slushier texture.

Is it possible to make it non-alcoholic? 

Absolutely! Just skip the rum and add a bit more strawberries and lime juice.

How can I make it less sweet?

Reduce the simple syrup or add a bit more lime juice to balance the sweetness.

Strawberry Daiquiri
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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