This post was most recently updated on May 20th, 2023
Summer is here, and nothing beats the heat like a refreshing and delicious cocktail. But if you’re looking for something more than just a plain old margarita or mojito, why not try a strawberry daiquiri? This fruity and tangy drink is made with fresh strawberries, lime juice, sugar, and a non-alcoholic rum alternative, and it’s easy to whip up at home with just a blender and some ice. Plus, it has a fascinating history that goes back to the Cuban War of Independence!
The strawberry daiquiri is a variation of the classic daiquiri, which was invented by an American engineer named Jennings Stockton Cox in 1898. He was working at a copper mine near Santiago de Cuba, and he decided to mix some rum, lime juice, and sugar to make a refreshing drink for his workers. He named it after the nearby Daiquiri beach and iron mine, which was a word of Taíno origin. The drink became popular among American soldiers and sailors who were stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
The strawberry version of the daiquiri was created later in the 20th century, when frozen drinks became fashionable thanks to the invention of blenders and refrigerators. The addition of fresh or frozen strawberries gave the drink a sweet and fruity flavor that contrasted nicely with the sour lime and the smooth rum. The strawberry daiquiri became a favorite of celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe.
Make Your Own Strawberry Daiquiri At Home
If you want to make your own strawberry daiquiri at home, you’ll need some fresh or frozen strawberries, some lime juice, some sugar or simple syrup, some non-alcoholic rum alternative (such as Lyre’s White Cane Spirit), and some ice. You’ll also need a blender and some cocktail glasses. Here’s how to make it:
Wash and hull about 10 strawberries (or use about 1 cup of frozen strawberries).
Cut them into quarters and put them in a blender.
Add 1/4 cup of lime juice (or the juice of 2 limes), 2 tablespoons of sugar or simple syrup, and 1.5 ounces of non-alcoholic rum alternative.
Blend until smooth and frothy.
Add about 2 cups of ice and blend again until slushy.
Pour into chilled cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wedges or whole strawberries if desired.
Enjoy your refreshing and delicious strawberry daiquiri!
But if you want to make your strawberry daiquiri even more special, you can use Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Mixer instead of fresh or frozen strawberries. This mixer is made with hand-picked California strawberries at their peak ripeness and pure Key lime juice to create a versatile mix that’s perfect for creating your favorite strawberry cocktails. It has a rich and authentic strawberry flavor that will make your drink taste amazing.
To use Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Mixer, simply follow these steps:
Fill a blender with ice.
Add 4 oz (120 ml) of Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Mixer.
Add 1.5 oz (45 ml) of non-alcoholic rum alternative (or water if you prefer).
Blend until smooth.
Pour into chilled cocktail glasses and enjoy!
You can also experiment and create your own unique twist on the classic strawberry daiquiri with Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Mixer. For example, you can add some fresh mint leaves for a mojito-style daiquiri, or some orange liqueur for a cosmopolitan-style daiquiri. You can also use it as a base for other fruity cocktails like sangria or punch.
If You Want Something More Classic For The Summer, Try Out Alcohol Free G&T
If you’re looking for something more classic and sophisticated than a fruity drink, why not try an alcohol-free G&T? This crisp and clean drink is made with non-alcoholic gin, tonic water, and a slice of lemon, and it’s easy to whip up at home with just a few ingredients. Plus, it has a fascinating history that goes back to the British colonial era!
It is also one of the simplest and easiest to make. All you need is gin, tonic water, ice, and a slice of lemon or lime.
But what if you want to enjoy a G&T without the alcohol? Maybe you’re pregnant, driving, or just taking a break from booze. Well, you’re in luck! There are now non-alcoholic alternatives to gin that mimic the flavor and aroma of the real thing. These products are made with botanicals like juniper berries, coriander seeds, citrus peels, and spices that give gin its distinctive taste.
To make an alcohol-free G&T, simply follow these steps:
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
Pour 1.5 oz (45 ml) of spirit of your choice over the ice.
Top up with 4 oz (120 ml) of tonic water.
Stir gently and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Enjoy your refreshing and delicious alcohol-free G&T!
You can also experiment and create your own twist on the classic G&T. For example, you can add some fresh herbs like mint or rosemary for a more aromatic drink. You can also use flavored tonic water like elderflower or grapefruit for a more fruity drink.