Today I want to share with you the recipe for one of my favourite drinks: Strawberry Daiquiri. I love the sweet and sourish taste given by the combination of strawberries and citrus juice. I also love rum… I must admit it is my favourite liquor! There are many different recipes for Strawberry Daiquiri out there and the majority of them are blended cocktails. I have nothing against them, but the end result tastes much more like an adult slushie than a cocktail to me. I prefer my Strawberry Daiquiri to be much more similar to the classic Daiquiri, so instead of blending all the ingredients with the ice, I use a shaker (or a big glass) to mix the ingredients and then I strain the cocktail in my glass. It is much easier than what it sounds and I can guarantee you the result is delicious! And don’t you just love the colour?? October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So, I thought there couldn’t be a better moment to post this drink: pink for the cause! Let’s all cheer for all the women who are fighting against this horrible illness and let them know they are not alone! Together we can make a difference!
How to make a delicious Strawberry Daiquiri - the "strained kind".
- 60 ml - 2 oz. white rum
- 15 ml - 0.5 oz. lime juice
- 15 ml - 0.5 oz. lemon juice
- 100 gms - 3.5 oz. strawberries washed and hulled
- 3 tsp caster sugar or to taste
Rim a Martini glass with sugar by dipping it first in some lemon juice and then in some granulated sugar. Keep it aside.
Juice the lime and lemon, add the caster sugar to it and mix well to dissolve. Add the sweetened citrus juice to the blended strawberries and mix well. Add the rum and mix.
Fill a big glass with ice and pour the strawberry daiquiri over the ice. Mix well for about 10 seconds and strain the cooled daiquiri in a Martini glass rimmed with sugar. Decorate with half a strawberry and serve immediately.
If you have a shaker, fill it with ice up to ¾, add the daiquiri and shake for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain it and serve.
Try and fill the glass a tad less than me… so your sugar rim will remain white!