Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris are the ultimate poolside thirst quencher. Made with strawberries, rum, lime juice, and sugar. Use frozen strawberries for an extra-slushy texture!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

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.

Strawberry Daiquiri

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

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 cocktails

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)

Special equipment:


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.

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Garrett McCord

Garrett McCord is a professional writer and recipe developer whose work has appeared in many print and online publications such as Gourmet Live, Saveur, Huffington Post, Smithsonian, and NPR. Past clients also include numerous food companies, wineries, and distilleries. Garrett writes about cocktails on his website, Coupe de Grace.

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  1. Michelle Lim

    How would you make this non-alcoholic? Would I substitute equal amount of bananas for the frozen banana daiquiri?

    • Emma Christensen

      I think that sounds delicious! Like a “Smoothie Strawberry Daiquiri.” Try it and let us know how it turns out!

    • Garrett McCord

      Sounds perfect, Michelle! I would garnish with a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon. If you decide to make it alcoholic then 99 Bananas or Draper’s Banana Liqueur work well. (Avoid Hiram Walker or Dekuyper brand as they taste more like banana candy as opposed to true banana.)

  2. mary beth

    Hello! Seems like a great recipe! What type of “simple syrup are you referring to? Thank you!

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Mary Beth, “simple syrup” is a combination of water and sugar, equal parts, that you heat on the stove until boiling then cool.

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