Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Beginner

A frosty classic, strawberry daiquiri is difficult for anyone to pass up, especially during humid summer weather. This recipe uses frozen strawberries and homemade syrup to keep the cocktail suitable for an upscale event. This recipe is adapted from ones by the kitchn as well as Liquor.com. The drink can also be customized, either by changing the ratio of alcohol or by adding in fresh herbs.

  • 3/4 cup rum
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce rose water
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • Slice of lime
  • White granulated sugar
  • Mint leaves

Heat the sugar and water together in a small sauce pan until the sugar has fully dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

Blend the cooled simple syrup, frozen strawberries, alcohols, lime juice and ice in a blender. Pulse blend to ensure that all chunks are puréed. If the mix is too stiff to pour or purée easily, add lime juice, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Tips

While white rum is the standard choice for daiquiris, a high-quality dark rum will produce a smoother, more elegant beverage.

Rub the rims of four tall glasses with the slice of lime, and then dip them into the granulated sugar. Pour the daiquiri into the four glasses, and garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Use a blend of frozen fruits instead of only strawberries to produce a daiquiri variation.

Add 2 ounces coconut milk, cream or yogurt before blending to produce a creamy version of this classic drink.

To give this cocktail an herbal twist, add 2 tablespoons shredded fresh mint or rosemary before blending the daiquiri.