A Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

On a hot summer day, what is more refreshing than a tasty frozen cocktail–like this all natural Strawberry Daiquiri! A 5-ingredient recipe!
On a hot summer day, what beverage is more refreshing than a tasty frozen cocktail--like this all natural Strawberry Daiquiri! 

Is it hot enough for you?  With a toasty August following the hottest July on record, there has to be a silver lining somewhere.  

Hmm, maybe it would be drinking a frozen cocktail like this Strawberry Daiquiri!  Perhaps even better because it’s easy and all natural with this 5-ingredient recipe!

What is a Daiquiri?  

Wikipedia tells me that a Daiquiri is “a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.  The daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury’s classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.” drink on rail

Now many people make drinks like daiquiris and margaritas using commercial mixes–which is super easy after all.  But when I looked at the Margarita mix I had handy, it listed ingredients like: high fructose corn syrup, sodium hexamethphosphate, potassium sorbate (a preservative), polysorbate 60, sodium metabisulfate, yellow 5, blue 1. 

Why go there when they are super easy to do all natural at home!  

Step by Step Directions

Making a Strawberry Daiquiri is super easy.  You simply toss all the ingredients in a blender and turn it on.  Pour into a glass and garnish with a strawberry or line slice. berries in blenderr

How nice is that!

The Secret to Big Flavor

I always have frozen strawberries in my freezer and they are key to the very best frozen Strawberry Daiquiri.  While many people will use fresh berries with some ice for the “frozen” part, the ice (since it’s water) will somewhat dilute the berries.  

Using frozen berries is easy for me because every summer I freeze local berries to use all year round.  Wisconsin’s season is short, but the freshly picked berries are juicy and flavorful.  And I think they are enough tastier than commercial berries to be worth the effort to freeze individually, then dump into a big plastic tub.  For more detail, take a look at my post on freezing strawberriesOn a hot summer day, what beverage is more refreshing than a tasty frozen cocktail--like this all natural Strawberry Daiquiri! 

But if you have fresh strawberries and are in too much of a hurry to freeze, don’t skip the drink due to that.  You can always toss in some ice to freeze the drink.  It will still be tasty! 

Can I make an alcohol free cocktail?

There’s the story I like to tell of the first time I went out after learning I was pregnant with my first child.  I ordered an alcohol free Margarita and was completely underwhelmed. On a hot summer day, what beverage is more refreshing than a tasty frozen cocktail--like this all natural Strawberry Daiquiri! 

When my waitress inquired about why I wasn’t drinking my drink, she was totally sympathetic and had a tip. If you go with a “virgin” drink, you want something loaded with flavor–next time go with Strawberry, she advised!

Of course, this means that with a drink as fresh and flavorful as this, you don’t need to worry the alcohol free version will lack appeal.  Just substitute orange juice for the rum for a delicious Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri! On a hot summer day, what beverage is more refreshing than a tasty frozen cocktail--like this all natural Strawberry Daiquiri! 

And if this has whet your whistle for some more tasty rum recipes, take a look below for more from some of my blogging friends! 

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Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

Natural Strawberry Daiquiri

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Delicious and fruity, natural strawberry daiquiris are a great go to summer beverage. Substitute OJ for rum for a special non-alcoholic drink.

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen strawberries, or 6 strawberries & a handful of ice
  • 2 ounces white rum, or 3 ounces orange juice for non-alcoholic version
  • 1 T sugar or sweetener of your choice, or a bit more to taste (or less if using orange juice)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 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

Serving a crowd? You can make up 3-4 of these in a good blender--just multiply the ingredients by the number you need.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 908Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 201gFiber: 35gSugar: 122gProtein: 9g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

22 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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  5. John / Kitchen Riffs

    The daiquiri is such a great drink — one of our favorites. We don’t often do fruit versions, and every time we have one we wonder why not — they’re so good. This looks terrific! Really refreshing and tasty. Thanks!

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