Strawberries. Ice. Rum. What’s not to love in a strawberry daiquiri? Pre-bottled mixes, that’s what. As with the margarita, and every other libation known to man – I’ve found that drinks are always better when made from fresh ingredients right in your own home!
My girlfriend is getting married in June, and requested strawberry daiquiri cupcakes for her beach wedding (recipe is coming Friday!). I found a couple of recipes that looked promising, but they all used fresh strawberries in addition to a store-bought mixer. I decided to take matters into my own hands, strike two birds with one stone, actually have fresh pureed strawberries IN the mix. It’s pretty much a glorified strawberry simple syrup – but it’s wonderful! Great when blended with ice for a strawberry daiquiri, on top of ice cream, or a little bit in your glass of lemonade will turn it a gorgeous hue of pink.
DIY Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
For a cocktail:
rum (white or brown)
In a small saucepan combine the water and the sugar over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Combine lime jucie, strawberries, and sugar syrup in a blender and puree until smooth.
To make a cocktail; combine 1.5 cups ice, 1/4 cup daiquiri mix, 2 sliced strawberries, and 3 Tbsp rum in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass with a straw, and garnish with a strawberry.