Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen strawberry daiquiri with fresh strawberries and limes

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
211 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 211
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 58mg 288%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 157mg 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 the strawberries are fresh or frozen, a strawberry daiquiri made from scratch is sweet, refreshing, and irresistible. Our recipe offers easy versions of both frozen and shaken so you can pick whichever suits your preferences better.

Most often, the strawberry daiquiri is a blended cocktail served as a boozy, fresh fruit smoothie. The shaken cocktail is just as delicious and little easier to make because there's no blender involved. No matter which version of this tropical drink you choose, the same ingredients are required: rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and strawberries.

Many takes on the strawberry daiquiri exist, but your personal spin is always welcomed. Mix it up by changing the style of rum, adding more fruit, or garnishing with some fresh mint or any other edible herb or flower.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces light rum

  • 1 ounce simple syrup

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 3 to 4 large strawberries, sliced

  • 1 cup ice

  • Fresh whole or sliced strawberry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Strawberry daiquiri ingredients with a blender and glass
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  2. In a blender, add the rum, simple syrup, lime juice, strawberries, and ice.

    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 or a whole strawberry. Serve and enjoy.

    Frozen strawberry daiquiri with sliced strawberries and limes
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Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri

  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 the light rum, the lime juice, and only 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Fill a shaker with ice and shake well.

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

    A shaken strawberry daiquiri in a glass
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For Best Results

Here are some suggestions to get the best daiquiri:

  • Properly wash and hull fresh berries before mixing them into the drink. Slicing the fruit speeds up the mashing process, too.
  • Use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this cocktail. Frozen fruit is a great choice for the blended version (use about 1/2 cup), while fresh strawberries are excellent for the shaken daiquiri.
  • For the shaken strawberry daiquiri, serve it "up" or over fresh ice, but be sure to start 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.
  • Mix this drink with your favorite rum, any budget-friendly brand works well as the heavy fruit flavor means you don't need the best rum to achieve a wonderful character.
  • If your frozen drink is too thin, add a little more ice and blend again. Too thick? Add a splash of liquid and blend.

Wonderful Additions and Substitutions

  • 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.
  • Use a spiced rum in the daiquiri. Aged rum is also a good substitution, or add an extra 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—or elderflower or ginger liqueurs for a nice character.
  • 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 have to be consumed with caution, as their sugary flavor will make you ask for more.