Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen strawberry daiquiri with fresh strawberries and limes

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
262 Calories
1g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 262
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 3g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The strawberry daiquiri is the most popular variation on the classic rum daiquiri and an excellent cocktail for the warm days of summer. Whether it's frozen or shaken or made with fresh or frozen strawberries, a made-from-scratch strawberry daiquiri is sweet, refreshing, and irresistible.

Most often, the strawberry daiquiri is blended and served as a boozy, fresh fruit smoothie. The shaken cocktail is just as delicious and a little easier because you don't need to drag out the blender. No matter which version of this tropical drink you choose, the same ingredients are required: rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and strawberries.

Everyone has their take on the strawberry daiquiri, and both versions offer a good foundation to build on. Give the drink your personal spin by choosing a specific style of rum, adding more fruit, or tossing in some other "secret" ingredient.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 to 4 strawberries (sliced)
  • Garnish: fresh strawberry slices

Steps to Make It

Make a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a strawberry daiquiri along with a blender and glass
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  2. In a blender, add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, ice, and strawberries.

    Daiquiri ingredients in the blender
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  3. Blend well at high speed until smooth.

    Blending the daiquiri
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  4. Pour into a chilled collins or margarita glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices.

    Frozen strawberry daiquiri with sliced strawberries and limes
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  5. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Pour your favorite rum in this daiquiri. The heavy fruit flavor means it doesn't have to be your best, either. It's a perfect drink to mix up with a budget-friendly brand.
  • Use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this cocktail. Frozen fruit is a great choice for the blended version, while fresh strawberries are excellent for the shaken daiquiri.
  • Properly wash and hull fresh berries before mixing them into the drink. Slicing the fruit speeds up the mashing process, too.
  • If your frozen drink is too thin, add a little more ice and blend again. Too thick? Add a splash of liquid and blend.

Make a Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri

When it comes to the shaken strawberry daiquiri, you can serve it "up" or over fresh ice. Either way, the trick is to keep it nice and cold by starting out with a chilled cocktail or margarita glass.

Since fresh strawberries are recommended, you will find it best to fine strain this cocktail. To do so, simply place a fine-mesh strainer over your glass as you're straining. This will keep most of the strawberry chunks and tiny seeds out of your drink.

  1. Muddle 3 or 4 sliced strawberries in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker until crushed and most of the juice has been released.

    Muddled strawberries in a glass
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  2. Add 2 ounces of light rum, 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.

  3. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail or margarita glass and garnish with a strawberry.

    A shaken strawberry daiquiri in a glass
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  4. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • Use a strawberry liqueur in the shaken version instead of fresh berries. Begin with 1 ounce of liqueur and adjust it to suit your taste.
  • Some people prefer spiced rum because it gives the drink more background flavor. You can also use an aged rum alone or add 1/2 ounce of dark rum along with the light rum.
  • Give the drink a boost of fruit flavor by adding 1/2 ounce of an orange liqueur, such as Cointreau. Elderflower and ginger liqueurs add a nice depth as well.
  • Add herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary, all of which pair perfectly with strawberries. They can be incorporated into the muddle or blender, or you can use a flavored simple syrup.

How Strong Is the Strawberry Daiquiri?

Adding a full cup of ice to the frozen strawberry daiquiri adds volume and creates a low-proof cocktail. Though it's just an estimate, the alcohol content should be around 8 percent ABV (16 proof). The shaken daiquiri is a little more potent and will fall in the range of 12 percent ABV (24 proof). While it is light, sweet drinks like this can get you drunk because the sugar causes your taste buds to want another drink.