Is it really strawberry season if you don’t make a frozen strawberry daiquiri? Okay, it probably still is strawberry season, but you can’t go wrong by having a daiquiri too. Especially a strawberry daiquiri that is all strawberries and nothing but strawberries. Frozen strawberries mean you can have a daiquiri with no ice diluting the flavor!
Spring is upon us and it is time to talk strawberries.
Every year my daughter and I go to ‘pick your own’ farms and pick strawberries or blueberries or peaches or apples or anything else that looks good, all depending on what is in season. We don’t get to all the fruit picking in any year, but we try to get out to visit a couple of times over the growing season.
Last year we made it to strawberry picking and had a great time. I don’t know if any of you have done pick your own, but you always, always pick way more than you need. Or at least I always do. 🙂
Luckily my freezer has plenty of space, so after we eat some and bake with some, I put a few bags of washed, prepped fruit into the freezer for later.
Making a Frozen Strawberry Cocktail
Last year when it got to August, I thought I should really use those bags of strawberries before they got too old and this daiquiri was the result.
I loved it!
The drink was so intense and full of fruit and frosty cold on a hot day that I immediately wrote it down for the future. Even though at that point it was too late to post strawberry recipes on the blog last year, and I was just figuring out how to take photos and write posts, I knew spring would come and I would be ready.
Of course, even if you don’t have piles of freshly picked, super sweet strawberries sitting in your freezer, you can still make this drink and be happy. Frozen, bagged strawberries from the supermarket are excellent as well. (And much better than fresh strawberries out of season!)
A little less intense in flavor (at least to my taste buds), so you will need to add a titch more sugar to balance the sweetness, but still seriously tasty. I made these drinks here from frozen supermarket strawberries and my husband gave them an enthusiastic two thumbs up.
To make these drinks extra festive, I made a little lime daiquiri to layer on top. It gives the drink some extra zing and just takes an extra minute or two to juice a couple more limes and whir the juice up with some ice and rum.
I even made a kid-friendly version for my daughter so she could enjoy some strawberry lime slushie too. 🙂 A little water in the lime layer and a little orange juice in the strawberry layer in place of the rum and she had a great drink.
Looking at the forecast, we have some warm days coming up here and I think this daiquiri is going to be making another appearance in our house very soon. Or at least it will if my husband has anything to say about it.
If you try my recipe for Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri, I would love to hear from you in the comments with your experience and rating! And I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.
– Happy Drinking, Annemarie
Layered Frozen Strawberry and Lime Daiquiri
- 2 oz rum
- 2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz agave syrup, or simple sugar syrup
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 4 oz rum
- 1 oz orange liqueur, such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 2 oz lime juice
- 1 lb frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp agave syrup, plus 1-2 tbsp more to taste
- whipped cream
- lime slices
- fresh strawberries, sliced
- Make the Lime Daiquiri: Add all the lime daiquiri ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and pureed.
- Pour the lime daiquiri into a glass and put it in the fridge until you have made the rest of the drink.
- Make the Strawberry Daiquiri: Now, add all the strawberry daiquiri ingredients to the blender and puree it until smooth.
- Taste the mix and add agave syrup by the tablespoon until the drink is sweet enough.
- Layer the Cocktails: Divide the strawberry daiquiri among four glasses and then top each glass with a portion of the lime daiquiri.
- Garnish: If you wish, garnish each drink with a dollop of whipped cream, a slice of lime, and a sliced strawberry.
- Supermarket vs. Fresh Picked Strawberries: When I am using supermarket frozen strawberries, I need about 2 tablespoons of agave syrup in the recipe. For local. super ripe strawberries, I haven't needed to use any sweetener with them.
- Kid Friendly Version: Use orange juice in place of the rum in the strawberry portion and water in place of the rum in the lime portion.