2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup lime juice
2-3 cups of ice
Sure you can order a Strawberry Daiquiri just about anywhere, and you can even buy frozen or canned mixes from the grocery store, but did you know how truly simple and satisfying it is to make this cool drink from scratch? You'll find that a handmade, real fruit version of the daiquiri is so refreshing you'll never regret the little bit of extra prep work. Here is an easy recipe that anyone with a blender and a few simple ingredients can put together.
To start, simply mix a 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water with a wire whisk over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes).
This will create what is called a simple syrup, a common base for many types of cocktails and blended drinks. By using syrup, you avoid having gritty grains of sugar in your glass. Next, pour the mixture into a container and refrigerate for about an hour, or until cool. If you're in a rush, you can freeze the mixture for about 15 minutes. Now rinse and slice about 2 cups of strawberries and toss them into the blender.
The berries should slightly heap over the measuring cup.
Cut and juice enough limes to squeeze 1/4 cup of juice. This should be about one lime.
Add to the blender along with a half cup of clear or golden colored rum.
Once the simple syrup is cool, pour all of it into the blender and add one cup of the ice.
Pulse your blender until the mixture begins to smooth out. Slowly incorporate the rest of the ice until you have reached your desired thickness. If you add all of the ice at once, you may overwork your blender so I have found that it's better to go slow.
Once you have reached your desired thickness, pour into your favorite glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with a lime wedge and a strawberry, and enjoy. Any leftovers (I never seem to have any...) can be stored in the freezer. Just partially thaw and then re-blend the mixture to break up any ice before serving. You may need to add a few more cubes to help thicken the drink.
Voila! A cool summer treat to share with your friends.