Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Drink

Strawberry Daiquiri

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Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Looking for a classic summer cocktail? This Strawberry Daiquiri recipe has all the ingredients you need to make a drink that hits the spot.

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

If you're craving the ultimate summer sipper, this Strawberry Daiquiri recipe has you covered! It's a burst of fruity goodness that's as refreshing as it is easy to whip up.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

2 minutes

Servings:

1

Calories:

184 kl

Ingredients

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz strawberry syrup
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wheel or strawberry and sugar rim, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Highball or Wine Glass

Instructions

  • Chill Glass: Ice up your wine glass to chill.
  • Add Strawberries: Toss 1 cup fresh strawberries into the blender.
  • Add Strawberry Syrup: Add 1 oz strawberry syrup.
  • Add Lime Juice: Measure and add 1 oz lime juice.
  • Add Rum: Pour 2 oz White Rum into the blender.
  • Add Ice: Add a scoop of crushed ice.
  • Blend: Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Prepare Glass: Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, and dip it into sugar.
  • Pour: Pour your blended mixture into your prepared and chilled glass.
  • Garnish: Place a strawberry or a lime wheel on the rim to garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • White Rum: You can use gold rum for a richer flavor if you're out of white rum. I've also tried it with vodka, and it's still delicious, just different.
  • Lime Juice: Lemon juice is a decent substitute but slightly alters the taste.
  • Strawberry syrup: simple syrup will work just fine.

Making a Pitcher of Strawberry Daiquiri:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of white rum, 8 oz of lime juice, 8 oz of strawberry syrup, and 8 cups of strawberries.
  • Mix: In a large blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into crushed ice-filled highball or wine glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • White Rum Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic rum substitute or coconut water for a tropical twist.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes and follow the original steps for a delightful non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri.

Making it Vegan:

  • Syrup: Ensure your syrup is certified, as some sugars are processed using bone char.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
184
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.5
g
1
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.02
g
0
%
Sodium
 
3
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Potassium
 
255
mg
7
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Vitamin A
 
31
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
93
mg
113
%
Calcium
 
27
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%

 

Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Drink

Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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If you're craving the ultimate summer sipper, this Strawberry Daiquiri recipe has you covered! It's a burst of fruity goodness that's as refreshing as it is easy to whip up.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 184

Ingredients
 

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz strawberry syrup
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wheel or strawberry and sugar rim - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Highball or Wine Glass

Instructions

  • Chill Glass: Ice up your wine glass to chill.
  • Add Strawberries: Toss 1 cup fresh strawberries into the blender.
  • Add Strawberry Syrup: Add 1 oz strawberry syrup.
  • Add Lime Juice: Measure and add 1 oz lime juice.
  • Add Rum: Pour 2 oz White Rum into the blender.
  • Add Ice: Add a scoop of crushed ice.
  • Blend: Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Prepare Glass: Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, and dip it into sugar.
  • Pour: Pour your blended mixture into your prepared and chilled glass.
  • Garnish: Place a strawberry or a lime wheel on the rim to garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • White Rum: You can use gold rum for a richer flavor if you're out of white rum. I've also tried it with vodka, and it's still delicious, just different.
  • Lime Juice: Lemon juice is a decent substitute but slightly alters the taste.
  • Strawberry syrup: simple syrup will work just fine.

Making a Pitcher of Strawberry Daiquiri:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of white rum, 8 oz of lime juice, 8 oz of strawberry syrup, and 8 cups of strawberries.
  • Mix: In a large blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into crushed ice-filled highball or wine glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • White Rum Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic rum substitute or coconut water for a tropical twist.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes and follow the original steps for a delightful non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri.

Making it Vegan:

  • Syrup: Ensure your syrup is certified, as some sugars are processed using bone char.

What is a Strawberry Daiquiri?

The Strawberry Daiquiri is a cocktail that combines rum, lime juice, and strawberries. While the drink might seem fancy, you don’t need to be a mixologist to get it right. This Strawberry Daiquiri recipe is straightforward and requires just a few ingredients. It’s the go-to choice for those looking to enjoy something refreshing and effortlessly delicious.

A side shot of a Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail in a wine glass on a black stone coaster placed on a table with strawberries on a stone coaster on a side, in front of a pink wall.

What is a Strawberry Daiquiri made of – The Ingredients

A Strawberry Daiquiri is crafted with the following ingredients:

  • White Rum: Provides an alcoholic base and a smooth, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a tangy kick that balances the sweetness.
  • Strawberry Syrup: Sweetens the drink and blends seamlessly with other ingredients.
  • Fresh Strawberries: Offer natural sweetness and vibrant color.
  • Ice Cubes: Chill the cocktail and provide a slushy texture when blended.

White Rum, strawberry syrup, strawberry on a plate and three limes laid out on a white bar table.

How do you make a Strawberry Daiquiri?

Our guide of preparing a Strawberry Daiquiri, one step at a time:

1
<p>Fill up your wine glass with ice cubes, to chill the glass.</p>

Fill up your wine glass with ice cubes, to chill the glass.

2
<p>Toss in a blender 1 hand of fresh strawberries to contribute natural sweetness and vibrant color.</p>

Toss in a blender 1 hand of fresh strawberries to contribute natural sweetness and vibrant color.

3
<p>Add 1 oz of strawberry syrup to sweeten the drink.</p>

Add 1 oz of strawberry syrup to sweeten the drink.

4
<p>Measure and add 1 oz of lime juice for a tangy kick that will balance the sweetness.</p>

Measure and add 1 oz of lime juice for a tangy kick that will balance the sweetness.

5
<p>Pour 2 oz of white rum into the blender for the alcoholic base.</p>

Pour 2 oz of white rum into the blender for the alcoholic base.

6
<p>Add crushed ice.</p>

Add crushed ice.

7
<p>Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.</p>

Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.

8
<p>Remove the ice cubes from the wine glass.</p>

Remove the ice cubes from the wine glass.

9
<p>Run a lime wedge over the rim of the glass.</p>

Run a lime wedge over the rim of the glass.

10
<p>Rim the glass with sugar.</p>

Rim the glass with sugar.

11
<p>Pour the blended mixture into a highball or wine glass.</p>

Pour the blended mixture into a highball or wine glass.

12
<p>Garnish the rim of the glass with a lime wheel or a strawberry, if you like.</p>

Garnish the rim of the glass with a lime wheel or a strawberry, if you like.

13
<p>Enjoy your Strawberry Daiquiri!</p>

Enjoy your Strawberry Daiquiri!

Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail

The virgin Strawberry Daiquiri offers all the fruity fun without the alcohol. Swap out the rum for coconut water or a non-alcoholic rum alternative. Fresh lime juice and simple syrup still play their roles, balancing the tart and sweet notes.

Strawberry Daiquiri with Vodka

Adding vodka to a Strawberry Daiquiri is a solid move if you want a different kick. Brands like Tito’s or Grey Goose offer a clean, neutral base that lets the strawberry and lime flavors shine. Just replace the rum with vodka and blend as usual.

A side shot of a Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail in a wine glass on a black stone coaster placed on a table with strawberries on a stone coaster, a book, and a plant, in front of a pink wall.

Strawberry Daiquiri Mix – Ready to Drink

Pre-mixed Strawberry Daiquiris offers a quick and easy way to enjoy this classic cocktail. Most liquor stores offer options from well-known brands like Bacardi and Daily’s. Bacardi serves theirs in a can and Daily’s in a freeze-and-go pouch. My top pick? Bacardi, for its well-balanced flavor that doesn’t skimp on the strawberry or lime.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

A Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is very similar to a regular version. It is a blended cocktail that combines white rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and frozen strawberries. Using both Frozen fruit and ice gives it a slushy, icy texture and thats why its sometimes refered to as a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri.

Strawberry Daiquiri Syrup

When it comes to the syrup, you’ve got options. Simple syrup is the standard, and it’s easy to make at home with equal parts sugar and water. If you want to buy, brands like Monin and Torani offer high-quality syrups that work well. You could even opt for Monin’s strawberry-flavored syrup to double down on the berry goodness. But for a classic, well-balanced Daiquiri, sticking with a quality simple syrup is your best bet.

A side shot of a Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail in a wine glass on a black stone coaster placed on a table with strawberries on a stone coaster, a book, and a plant, in front of a pink wall.

Variations

More choices? We’re excited to present some of our favorite discoveries:

  • Hemingway Daiquiri: Features grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur, adding a citrusy sharpness and cherry sweetness to the traditional rum and lime. I love how the grapefruit refreshes, making it perfect for warm days.
  • Banana Daiquiri: Incorporates banana liqueur for a tropical, sweet layer, complemented by the lime’s acidity and enriched with demerara syrup for depth. The creamy texture and natural sweetness of banana make this a favorite indulgence.
  • Nuclear Daiquiri: Combines absinthe with lime for a bold, herbaceous note against the tangy citrus, creating an explosive and memorable taste adventure.
  • King Cake Daiquiri: Uses homemade king cake simple syrup, infusing the drink with cinnamon and sweet flavors, reminiscent of the festive Mardi Gras pastry, and decorated with a colorful, sugary rim.
  • Frozen Peach Daiquiri: Blends ripe peaches with lime juice, light rum, and simple syrup for a frosty, smooth texture and sweet, mellow peach flavor, embodying the essence of summer in each sip.

A side shot of a Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail in a wine glass on a black stone coaster placed on a table with strawberries on a stone coaster, a bar spoon, and a plant, in front of a pink wall.

History and Origin

The Strawberry Daiquiri has its roots in the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail that originated in Cuba. American engineer Jennings Cox is often credited with inventing the original Daiquiri in the late 19th century while in Cuba. He combined rum, lime juice, and sugar to create a refreshing drink. The cocktail quickly gained popularity, especially among American tourists and soldiers stationed in Cuba.

The Strawberry Daiquiri emerged as a fruity twist on this classic, likely gaining traction in the United States. The advent of the blender in the 20th century made incorporating fresh fruit and ice easier, transforming the simple Daiquiri into a range of frozen concoctions. Strawberries naturally found their way into this cocktail, giving birth to the Strawberry Daiquiri we know today. The drink became especially popular in the latter half of the 20th century, often associated with beach vacations and tropical settings.

 

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FAQ

How many calories are in a Strawberry Daiquiri?
A standard version contains around 200-250 calories, depending on the ingredients and serving size.
How strong is a Strawberry Daiquiri?
The alcohol content usually hovers around 15-20% ABV (30-40 proof), depending on the rum used and the ratio of other ingredients.
What type of alcohol is used in a Strawberry Daiquiri?
White rum is the traditional choice for making a Strawberry Daiquiri.
In which glass is a Strawberry Daiquiri typically served?
It's usually served in a highball, wine, or hurricane glass.
What does a Strawberry Daiquiri taste like?
The drink offers a balanced blend of sweet, tart, and fruity flavors, primarily featuring strawberry and lime.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Strawberry Daiquiri?
A standard recipe often uses a 2:1:1 ratio of rum, lime juice, syrup, and a cup of strawberries.
How is a Strawberry Daiquiri served in terms of ice?
It's typically served blended with ice, giving it a slushy texture.

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