Are you feeling the heat this week? Thirsty? I sure was, and this homemade Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri really hit the spot yesterday. It’s filled with strawberries and little else. Besides rum, that is. And some lemon juice and simple syrup. Read on for the recipe, and enjoy your holiday weekend a little bit more than you would have otherwise!
Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri
All you really need for a fantastic strawberry lemon daiquiri is a few simple ingredients. Frozen Strawberries. Lemon Juice. Rum. If you like it sweet and want to get a little fancy, you can throw in some vanilla and simple syrup too.
How to Make a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
My big beef with most frozen drinks is that they get so diluted with the ice that most recipes use to make them “frozen”. In my version, this problem is largely eliminated because the primary way these cocktails get their frosty awesomeness is by making them with frozen berries.
First, toss your frozen berries into your blender.
Toss in some rum, juice from 1/2 lemon, and a few tablespoons of simple syrup.
Blend it up! You may want to add a few ice cubes to slush it up a bit. Otherwise, it turns into a bit of a strawberry sorbet, which may be exactly what you are looking for, but I wasn’t this time.
This was the perfect consistency for me. Smooth and light and spoonable for the first half of the drink, and cool and sippable for the last.
More delicious drinks and cocktails for you are waiting!
If I can manage to save a bit this time, it’s going straight into my popsicle molds. Also, some non-alcoholic versions for the kids to check out. Because, YUM. And it is almost all natural fruit and juice.
You could skip the added sugar if you wanted to, and I don’t think you’d be missing much in terms of flavor, but I really like a sweet drink.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 4-5 large ice cubes
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup of white rum
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until pureed and combined. Serve immediately with strawberry garnish.
Simple syrup is made my combining sugar and water and simmering until the sugar is completely dissolved. I like to use a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, and toss in a little vanilla while its simmering. Keep a small mason jar of that in your fridge for cocktails or homemade lemonade.
Lemon flavored rum
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2
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