This fresh strawberry daiquiri recipe is quick, easy and has only five ingredients. This daiquiri recipe is the absolute best strawberry daiquiri and the only recipe you’ll ever need. No mixes, just a handful of ingredients, a blender and it’s an instant party.
Strawberry daiquiris are one of the most quintessential summer cocktails. Fresh strawberries are in season, which makes them perfect for this drink. A splash of lime juice, a bit of simple syrup and some ice are added to a blender with ripe summer strawberries to make a delicious and refreshing beverage.
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Fresh strawberry daiquiri recipe
This fresh strawberry daiquiri is incredibly easy and you can make a big batch for summer parties. The drink comes together in about 5 minutes, if you’ve made the simple syrup ahead of time, which is a good idea.
I make it the night before, or in the morning so it has a chance to cool down in the fridge before being added to the blender.
Summer drinks should be ice cold and light. This Blueberry Spritzer is one of my new favs and so is this Strawberry Rose Wine Spritzer. These drinks are great for get-togethers with friends because they make enough for everyone.
Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail
Are you looking for a mocktail, or a non-alcoholic drink? Well, here’s how to do just that.
Omit the rum and toss in an extra cup of strawberries. If you are planning ahead, put those strawberries into the freezer for an hour or two.
It will help to keep your drink frozen and give it that icy goodness, plus it amps up the strawberry flavor. The rum gives it another layer of flavor, so punching up the strawberry flavor in a virgin drink is always a good idea.
The perfect strawberry daiquiri
If you’ve never had a homemade strawberry daiquiri made from actual strawberries, then you are in for a treat. The drinks made from that bottle of chemical-laden red stuff can not begin to compare with one made from fresh ingredients.
The sweet fragrance of ripe strawberries filling your kitchen is enough to start your mouth salivating.
There will be no sickly sweet, artificially flavored mixes that are a most unnatural and slightly unnerving shade of red. Just berries, rum, some sugar & a splash of lime juice blended with some ice & you are well on your way to one of the best things you can put in a glass.
What alcohol to use in daiquiris
For me, rum is synonymous with daiquiris. But if you aren’t a fan of rum, vodka is a great swap.
Simply swap the same quantities and you’re good to go! A strawberry daiquiri with vodka is also a delicious and easy cocktail.
How to make a strawberry daiquiri
For me, this cocktail screams summer. It is THE drink I make when I’m having the girls over. It makes a big batch, which is nice because no one has to spend time making drinks.
First, you’ll make a quick simple syrup – that’s a mixture of sugar and water simmered for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Then, add strawberries, lime juice, rum, ice and simple syrup to a blender. Blend it up and serve. This fresh strawberry daiquiri is super simple and dangerously good.
Like my mango daiquiri recipe, it’s a frozen cocktail, so it’s great for cooling off in the warm summer months and it uses fresh fruit that is in season.
So get some local berries and throw them in the blender, call your friends, saunter out to the porch/patio/deck, put your feet up and put on some of your best 80’s tunes… Cheers!
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Used to make the best strawberry daiquiris
• Hand-blown glasses with cobalt blue rims – The glasses I have came home with me from Mexico about 30 years ago. These are as close to that as I could find.
• Professional blender – the same one I own and used to make these daiquiris.
• Great blender for frozen drinks – this blender is great for frozen drinks.
- 4 cups strawberries, hulled & halved
- 1 cup white rum
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
Make simple syrup:
- In a small sauce pot, combine water and sugar over medium low heat. Stir frequently until sugar has completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Throw everything into the blender & let it rip.
- If you like your drinks a little "slushier", add in another 1/2 cup or so of ice.
The number of servings will depend on the size of your glassware. I have smaller glasses, so I get about 6 drinks out of this recipe. If you are using 20 ounce tumblers, you will probably only get a couple 😉
For the sugar rim:
If you want to make a sugared rim like the photo - Place about a half cup of sugar on a small plate, wet the rim of a glass with a wedge of lime, then dip it into the sugar on the plate, twisting just slightly in the sugar to get a good coating. Pull straight up out of the sugar so you don't knock any off and set it aside to dry a little before filling your glasses.
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Serving Size:8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 52gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
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Originally published 8/15/12, most recent update 6/7/21.