Strawberry daiquiris and I go back a long way. To grade five, to be exact, when my parents and I took a trip to Hawaii. Sure, I remember feeding a gigantic Parrot Fish out of my hand while snorkeling, watching the sunrise over Haleakala Crater and dunking my head underwater to hear the nearby humpback whales calling to each other. Despite these amazing experiences, my memory continuously veers towards the hours (seemingly) that I spent sucking virgin strawberry daiquiris through straws. My regular poison up to that point was Shirley Temples, the ubiquitous drink of the pre-teen crowd. Let me tell you, those strawberry daiquiris beat out Shirley and her Temples by a country mile.
As we draw closer to the peak of strawberry season, the bright red fruit becomes more fragrant and intensely sweet. Strawberry patches are filling up with eager pickers and families trundle home with baskets full of fruit. These sweet berries pair beautifully with savory ingredients in salads and classically with chocolate in desserts such as a Strawberry and Chocolate Cream Cheese Napoleon.
If you are looking for a way to cool down quickly as the days heat up, pull out the blender and whip up a batch of frozen cocktails in less than five minutes. Whether you are overlooking the ocean on a Hawaiian beach or sitting in your backyard, these drinks are sure to make you feel as though you are on a mini-vacation.
The first step is to find the sweetest strawberries you can.
Hull and quarter them.
In a blender, combine strawberries, ice, white rum, fresh lime juice and sugar. Blend until smooth. Divide evenly between four glasses.
Frozen Strawberry & Lime Daiquiri Recipe
- 24 ounces about 3 cups hulled & quartered fresh strawberries
- 2 cups crushed ice
- ½ cup white rum or more if you like your cocktails stronger
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- In a blender, combine strawberries, ice, white rum, fresh lime juice and sugar. Blend until smooth. Divide evenly between four glasses.
Looks so good, love these cocktails. Roll on summer.
Making these tonight!! Can't wait.
Quyen - Kitchen Runway
Fresh strawberry & lime daiquiri! Swoon!! You definitely know how to make a refreshing cocktail! YUM!
Oh my goodness, doesn't this look good? I am totally adding this to my cocktails to try this summer list!
I love this recipe and wanted to let you know that I mention and link to your recipe on a post I did on simple syrups and summer cocktails 🙂 http://www.katherinemartinelli.com/blog/2011/four-simple-syrup-recipes-and-a-grenadine/
Erin @ EKat's Kitchen
You had me at Hawaii... and Daiquiri, and Strawberries. Ok. The whole post has me craving the daiquiris right now. Your recipe and pictures look amazing!
Wow, this recipe looks great and is easy to prepare. I liked your blog so much!
Those look so flavorful! I'm definitely ready for Friday.
Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
Perfect for a warm spring evening! Yum!