Here’s my favorite strawberry daiquiri recipe: close your eyes, and repeat after me…strawberry daiquiri…strawberry daiquiri… Now clap your hands and open your eyes. Did a strawberry daiquiri appear in front of you? Oops! I guess we’ll just have to make one, or two!
Have you ever had a moment when you just needed to let loose? When all the stresses of life got to be too much? Well, I’ve got the perfect solution for you: strawberry daiquiris! This delicious cocktail is perfect for any occasion, and is sure to help you relax and unwind. So next time you need a break from whatever is stressing you out, give this drink a try! You won’t regret it.
What Alcohol is in a Strawberry Daiquiri?
The typical alcohol in a daiquiri is rum. I suppose you could use a different type of alcohol, but then it wouldn’t really be a daiquiri.
What Kind of Rum Goes in a Strawberry Daiquiri?
White rum is the perfect choice for making daiquiris. White rum has a sweeter flavor compared to dark rums which tend to not only be rich and mellow, but also have more of an impact on your taste buds. Because of that, the darker rum could overpower the light flavor of the strawberries and lime. If you prefer, you can just leave out the alcohol for a virgin strawberry daiquiri.
What’s the Difference Between Strawberry Margarita and Strawberry Daiquiri?
Strawberry margarita’s are typically made with tequila, and strawberry daiquiri’s are made with rum. The strawberry daiquiri is usually sweeter and the margarita is usually more tart.
Let’s Make a Strawberry Daiquiri
The ingredients you will need are:
- White or Light Rum
- Granulated Sugar or Syrup
- Bottled or Fresh Lime Juice
- Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
- Crushed Ice Cubes
- Fresh Lime for Garnish
The easiest way to make a strawberry daiquiri is to use an electric blender (paid link). When you blend the granulated sugar, the sugar will dissolve or break down into small enough pieces that it will not cause your drink to have a grainy texture. So, pour the rum, lime juice, and sugar into the blender. Blend for about 30 seconds to dissolve the sugar.
The blender will also deconstruct the fresh strawberries and release all their juices…and flavor. Keep in mind that ripe strawberries are the most sweet and have the most flavor. Add the strawberries and salt, and blend for another 30 seconds. You will also need a strainer. The strainer that I use leaves some of the strawberry pulp in the daiquiri. If you prefer to remove the pulp, a fine mesh strainer will do that for you. Pour the mixture from the blender through the strainer of your choice into a glass measuring cup.
You can use a water bottle to combine the daiquiri with crushed ice, or you can use a cocktail shaker. Put the crushed ice cubes into your shaker or water bottle. Add the daiquiri mixture from the measuring cup, and shake to chill the liquid.
Pour through the strainer again to remove the ice, then pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime, lime wedge, or a fresh strawberry. Check out the recipe below, and the video for a complete tutorial and instructions for making a strawberry daiquiri.
Daiquiris can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer prior to serving.
What Percent Alcohol is Strawberry Daiquiri?
The percentage of alcohol in a strawberry daiquiri will depend on a few factors, such as:
- The number of ounces of alcohol added to the strawberry daiquiri
- The alcohol concentration in the rum (the standard concentration is about 40%)
- The amount of other ingredients added to the drink
- The amount of ice added to the strawberry daiquiri, and how much it melts
So, if you start with 40% alcohol rum, and add equal parts of fruit juice, sugar, and/or water, you will end up with about 20% in your daiquiri.
Do You Use White or Dark Rum for Daiquiri?
White rum makes for a sweeter daiquiri. It’s rich and mellow, but it won’t overpower the taste of strawberries like dark rums can sometimes do. So I recommend white rum for daiquiris.
What Does Daiquiri Taste Like?
Daiquiri tastes like rum, dressed up with some lemonade or limeade. That’s for a plain daiquiri. If you follow our strawberry daiquiri recipe, you’ll get an entirely different taste. Our strawberry daiquiri recipe yields a light, fruity, sweet and tangy, refreshing cocktail.
Do Daiquiries Contain Alcohol?
It’s really up to you as to whether or not your homemade daiquiri contains alcohol. You can add rum (or other alcohol), or you can have your daiquiri virginized (no alcohol).
Is Daiquiri a Woman’s Drink?
Asking if daiquiri is a woman’s drink creates a lot of deep thought and discussion. But, it’s like asking if beer is a man’s drink. I think it depends on the person drinking the drink. Some women prefer the lighter, fruit-flavored drinks, but so do some men.
What is Daiquiri Mix Made Of?
If you would like to make a mix for daiquiris, you’ll need equal parts of:
- Lime Juice
Bring these to a boil, and let cool. You can keep this “simple syrup” in the fridge, in an air-tight container, for a few days. Then you will have a head start on making your daiquiris. If you’d like to make a strawberry daiquiri, you can add strawberries and a pinch of salt.
What Goes into a Strawberry Daiquiri?
My favorite strawberry daiquiri recipe calls for:
- Lime Juice
- Fresh Strawberries
- Sugar (or syrup}
- Crushed Ice
Does Strawberry Daiquiri Taste Like Alcohol?
Whether or not strawberry daiquiri tastes like alcohol depends on how much alcohol is in the drink, and which alcohol you use. If you follow the recipe below, your creation will taste light, fruity, and refreshing.
What are Some Tips to Make a Pitcher of Strawberry Daiquiris?
If you’d like to make a pitcher of strawberry daquiris, start by making a plan. The recipe below will make 2 small daiquiris. When you say a pitcher of daiquiris, I would estimate a pitcher to be 6 to 8 small daiquiris. Here are the steps to take:
- Multiply the amount of each ingredient in your recipe by 8
- Confirm that you have enough of each ingredient
- Purchase any ingredients you don’t have enough of
- Confirm that you have a pitcher large enough to hold the completed batch of daiquiris
- Send out the invitations!
Video of Making a Strawberry Daiquiri
- 4 to 6 Strawberries, fresh
- 1/4 cup Sugar, granulated
- 3 Tablespoons Rum, white
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
- 1/2 cup Ice, crushed
- Pour the Rum, Lime Juice, and Sugar into your blender.
- Pulse the blender for about 30 seconds, to dissolve the granulated sugar.
- Add the Strawberries and Salt.
- Pulse the blender for an additional 30 seconds.
- Taste for sweetness. You may need to add more sugar or strawberries to taste.
- When the daiquiri is to your taste, strain into a glass measuring cup. If you want less pulp in the daiquiri, use a fine mesh strainer.
- Put the crushed ice in a water bottle with a cap, then pour the contents of the measuring cup into the water bottle.
- Put the lid on the water bottle, and shake until the water bottle feels cool.
- Strain again into the glass measuring cup to remove the crushed ice.
- Pour into margarita glasses and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 0g
If the daiquiri that you have created tastes a little too tart, add a bit more sugar. You can brighten a drink that tastes flat by adding a pinch of salt. A fine mesh strainer will remove most of the pulp, in case you don’t like the pulp of the strawberries in your drink.