Friday, June 18, 2010

Homemade Strawberry Daiquiris for Two

This recipe was inspired by a comment from Phyl in my strawberry picking post earlier this month when I asked your favorite way to eat strawberries.

Phyl said....
"Ah strawberries! They are the best. In my younger days my friends & I would go pick & then have a strawberry daiquiri party. It was a nice annual ritual for a while there."

Doesn't that sound fabulous?! Not only did I love the idea of mixing up a pitcher of homemade strawberry daiquiris right after reading that, but I also loved the idea that Phyl and her friends made the whole process a special occasion.

So Phyl, thanks for the inspiration and your friendship. Here's to you!

I'd also like to make a toast to Stacy who always takes the time to celebrate her online friendships on twitter every Friday with her Follow Friday tweets. She always remembers to include me no matter how sparse my presence is on twitter or on her blog. Thanks for the #ff and your friendship. Here's to you!

And here's to everyone else who follows or reads my blog, whether you're a commenter or a lurker. Thank you.

Cheers! :)

Homemade Strawberry Daiquiris for Two

Make this drink for you and a friend when strawberries are at their peak or use frozen strawberries any time! Once you've made strawberry daiquiris from "scratch" like this, you will never go back to that frozen mix you buy in a can at the grocery store.

1 cup strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup white rum
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup simple sugar syrup*
1 cup crushed ice

Gently wash the strawberries and cut any large berries in half. Spread strawberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm.

If you have the room in your freezer, put the glass pitcher of your blender in there, too. A chilled blender pitcher will help keep the daiquiris icy cold longer after you've blended them.

Remove strawberries and blender pitcher from your freezer. Combine the frozen strawberries and the remaining ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.

Pour into chilled glasses and serve with a lime slice.


*To make your own simple sugar syrup, heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens to a syrup. Cool sugar syrup and store in a covered jar in the refrigerator. Use sugar syrup to sweeten summer teas and mixed drinks.


  1. Oh yum. Although I'd need to make this a margarita, not a daquiri. No can do on the rum for me :(

    And how sweet you always are!

  2. Vodka .. rum ... minor details. ;o)

    I'm not always sweet. Trust me. Or just ask my husband and kids. LOL!

    Have a great weekend, Lori!

  3. Wow, that looks so good Christine! I love srawberries.

    I know Stacy is so kind with her #ff posts..

    Have a great weekend Christine.

  4. You are making such good use of those berries!!
    It's a margarita evening for me, too!
    Have fun girlies!

  5. Stacy is pretty great about those #FFs, isn't she? :)

  6. I think I could drink a pitcher of these all by myself... so sweet and smooth and icy and mmmmmmmm...

    Stacy is the queen of #ff. Seriously. :)

    Have a great weekend, everyone !!!!

  7. Well thank you so much! And I do believe I'm going to have to dust off my blender tomorrow night. Yes indeed :-)

  8. You're so very welcome, Phyl! :)

  9. WOW! Looks delicious and how silly of me to have never thought of putting the pitcher in the freezer.... well.. if there was room for the pitcher.. of course.

  10. Gah! You're making me wish I could drink! Alcohol that is. (I'm allergic to alcohol. Yes, let the pity party begin. *G*) If I were to make this without the alcohol would I have to change any of the measurements?

  11. *blushes* You all are too sweet. Thank you Christine and everyone. You all make the online community seem so close & cozy :) Hugs to you all!

  12. LOL, quick question. If you do virgin daiquiri, do you replace the alcohol with something? :P

  13. If I drank alcohol....YUM! The colour is gorgeous!

  14. Oh YES! I meant to include non-alcoholic instructions in my recipe. The rum only contributes 1/4 cup of liquid to the drink, so I would just suggest adding extra crushed ice to the drink. It will be just as delicious!!!!

  15. Made this with about 1/4 cup 50 proof, 1/4 cup Coconut Rum, a bit more strawberries (half a plastic container from the store) some chunks of fresh pineapple and an entire ice cube tray of ice... mixed it in the blender, filled 2 canning jars, hubby and I are each enjoying a nice sipper tonight :)

  16. ~* J *~ That sounds fabulous! I love the idea of adding pineapple.. I'll have to try that! Cheers!! :)


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