A Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

A belated happy Memorial Day! 

A warm holiday weekend, freezer full of fruit and set of pretty glass straws–talk about inspiration.  Yup, it’s time for another frozen drink recipe–a natural strawberry daiquiri this time, full of the remnants of last year’s CSA berries.

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri, served

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri, served

I’m not sure why, but part of me always believed that fruity alcoholic drinks were artificial concoctions, full of high fructose corn syrup and synthetic flavorings. Okay I admit that I’ve always made margaritas by combining (some probably truly unnatural) Margarita mix* and tequila, but using a mix is hardly a requirement. 

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri with Guacamole & Chips

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri with Guacamole & Chips

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Serve on the porch!

In fact every natural drink I’ve tried this week has been easy and delicious–a mere run to the freezer harder than using a mix.  And as a bonus, I’ve been getting an extra serving of fruit!  I even felt like a fine parent, making a “virgin” natural strawberry daiquiri for one of my kids by substituting orange juice for the rum (so good, in fact, I may be making some of these for myself).

After a spectacularly gorgeous weekend, full of Peach Margaritas and Mango Lime Agua Fresca, the weather has turned back from summer to spring and it is pouring down rain.  In just a quick trip to the store, I look like I just took a shower with my clothes on.  So this inspires a riddle, if April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring?

Alas I fear the answer is June mosquitoes, but I’m up for dissenting opinions.  And perhaps May showers call for another natural Strawberry Daiquiri???

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

*Ooooo, just looked at my margarita mix ingredients which include: high fructose corn syrup (#1 after water–yup glad I’m shelling out hard earned cash for both of those), sodium hexamethphosphate, potassium sorbate (a preservative), polysorbate 60, sodium metabisulfate, yellow 5, blue 1…  

Taking out the blender…

Strawberries in blender

Strawberries in blender

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri
Serves 1
Delicious and fruity, natural strawberry daiquiris are a great go to summer beverage. Substitute OJ for rum for a special non-alcoholic drink.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
200 calories
21 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
225 g
4 g
9 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
225g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
92%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 6 frozen strawberries (or 6 strawberries & a handful of ice)
  2. • 2 ounces white rum (or 3 ounces orange juice for non-alcoholic version)
  3. • 1 T sugar or sweetener of your choice, or a bit more to taste (or less if using orange juice)
  4. • Juice from 1/2 lime
  5. slice of lime, strawberry or other optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste.
  2. Pour into serving glass and garnish (optional).
Notes
  1. Serving a crowd? You can make up 3-4 of these in a good blender--just multiply the ingredients by the number you need.
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calories
200
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
21g
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14 thoughts on “A Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

    1. Inger Post author

      I still smile when I think of Australian 18-20 year olds enjoying their alcoholic beverages–though it should feel normal since that was the age here when I was younger…

    1. Inger Post author

      Sorry your blender isn’t working. I will have to stop posting blender recipes for a while I guess 😉

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Lisa. We have actually used the linens twice now. Makes the outdoor dining even more cheery (though after waiting so long, it is pretty near max cheery already!)

  1. Claire

    fantastic Inger, I never knew I could call my homemade strawberry daiquiris natural and therefore good for me. We did joke last summer that a strawberry daiquiri was part of our 5 a day regime 🙂

    1. Inger Post author

      I knew I liked the way you think Claire! And I would say it is much less of a stretch to count the strawberry daiquiri as a serving than catsup, like some of our schools used to do! And hey, no preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup…

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Beth. It was certainly enlightening for me to read that label–and to learn how really easy doing some of this from scratch is. One of the benefits of blogging I guess!

  2. Karis

    Sounds like a perfect summer cocktail! I once made strawberry daiquiris as a demonstration speech in high school Spanish. My teacher freaked out initially thinking I was going to put alcohol in them. I didn’t even realize they were suppose to have alcohol as my mom had never made them with booze, so I learned something that day 🙂

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