I love a daiquiri, be it frozen or straight, strawberry or banana. It’s all good.
A daiquiri is essentially a mixture of rum, sugar, and citrus – anything after that is just gilding the lily. A frozen strawberry daiquiri, however, is the ultimate refresher for summer days spent poolside or with your toes buried deep in the sand.
Many strawberry daiquiri recipes use fresh strawberries, but personally, I find that frozen strawberries help thicken the drink (like a smoothie!) and ensures that the cocktail stays uber chilly. This said, by all means, feel free to use fresh strawberries if you prefer!
You can buy prepared simple syrup for this recipe, or make it yourself! Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat (1/2 cup of each will make a good amount). Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate; it will keep for several weeks.
- 1 1/2 cups white rum
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, from about 6 juicy limes
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup simple syrup, depending on your preferred sweetness
- 1 16-ounce package frozen strawberries
- 4 cups ice cubes
- Strawberries, lime wheels, or little umbrellas for garnish (optional)