It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to enjoy a delicious frozen strawberry daiquiri. No. To enjoy this vibrant red color concoction, you just need to have strawberries. Beautiful Florida strawberries, like the ones we have in season right now.
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What is a Daiquiri?
The origins of the daiquirí, like those of the mojito and cubalibre, go back to Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fact, Daiquirí is the name of a town and a beach in the southwest of the island.
Like the mojito and the cubalibre, the daiquirí ended up becoming popular in the United States, during the prohibition. days.
How to Make Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
When daiquiris are blended with fresh fruit, the sky is the limit. Today’s daiquiri is made with strawberries and is one of my favorites. Depending on the amount of ice, it can result in a frappe or frozen daiquiri, as in the photos, or a slushy type as in the video. Either way, it is ambrosial.
I found the recipe for this frozen strawberry daiquiri in Dale Degroff’s The Craft of Cocktails. No wonder he’s known as the king of cocktails.
This daiquiri is prepared with white rum and maraschino liqueur, which gives it a delicious bitter kick. In addition, it has lime juice and of course lots of strawberries.
Degroff’s recipe is made with simple syrup (water and sugar in a 1:1 ratio). In the video, I make it with sugar, but I usually sweeten my daiquiris with monk fruit which is a zero-calorie sugar substitute.
To make this recipe you will need some utensils including:
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries to make this Daiquiri?
The answer is yes. But since Florida strawberries are in season, there is no better choice.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- 0.5 ounces marraschino liqueur
- 2 teaspoons monk fruit to replace 2 ounces simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 5 strawberries
- 1 cup ice crushed
- 1 strawberry to garnish
- With a lemon wedge moisten the rim of the glass, and cover the rim with sugar. With a paring knife make an incision in a strawberry and garnish the glass.
- In the vase of a blender put all the ingredients until a slush is formed.
- Serve immediately.