I love a daiquiri, be it frozen or straight, strawberry or banana. It’s all good.
A daiquiri is essentially a mixture of rum, sugar, and citrus – anything after that is just gilding the lily. A frozen strawberry daiquiri, however, is the ultimate refresher for summer days spent poolside or with your toes buried deep in the sand.
Many strawberry daiquiri recipes use fresh strawberries, but personally, I find that frozen strawberries help thicken the drink (like a smoothie!) and ensures that the cocktail stays uber chilly. This said, by all means, feel free to use fresh strawberries if you prefer!
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe
You can buy prepared simple syrup for this recipe, or make it yourself! Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat (1/2 cup of each will make a good amount). Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate; it will keep for several weeks.
- 1 1/2 cups white rum
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, from about 6 juicy limes
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup simple syrup, depending on your preferred sweetness
- 1 16-ounce package frozen strawberries
- 4 cups ice cubes
- Strawberries, lime wheels, or little umbrellas for garnish (optional)
1 Place the rum, 1/2 cup of the lime juice, 1/4 cup of the simple syrup, strawberries, and ice cubes into a blender and pulse until completely blended with a slushy consistency.
2 Check the consistency and flavor. Add more lime juice for more tartness or more simple syrup to sweeten, if needed. You may also want more ice to make it slushier in consistency. A daiquiri is not an exact science, so adjust as you see fit.
3 Divide the daiquiris between glasses. Garnish and serve.