Strawberry Daiquiri: The Quintessential Summer Drink

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There is nothing like a refreshing summer cooler to stay refreshed in the warmer months.  Rejuvenating and hydrating, a cool drink is what you want on a sweltering hot day.  Strawberry Daiquiri is one such drink whose main ingredient is rum and a citrus drink (like lime juice).  A classic take on the traditional rum daiquiri, this one has the goodness of luscious strawberry.   A perfect coolant for the summer months, this one is easy to prepare and forms for a great addon to all your summer revelries.  

Origin

It is believed that Jennings Cox from Cuba first invented strawberry daiquiri during the early part of the 20th century. It was introduced in America in the early 1900s.  This cocktail which was the favourite of famous author Ernest Hemingway himself, has been popular as a quintessential summer delicacy.  A cocktail that is versatile, strawberry daiquiri can be made in many ways and it is up to you to add your own personal touches.  Whether you add a tinge of mint or a dash of lemon, be mindful of the ingredients and how they balance each other.  

Health benefits

The main nutrition from this drink is derived from strawberries which are loaded with antioxidants and plant compounds.  They are known to be excellent for heart health.  Strawberries are also an exceptional source of vitamin C which is good for immunity and skin health. Lime juice is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C.  It is known to strengthen the immunity system and help heal cold, cough and minor infections of the throat

How to make the best Strawberry Daiquiri

Below is a simple and easy recipe of Strawberry Daiquiri that is an ideal drink for family get togethers, holiday lunches and even picnics. Read on to find out more:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cups ice

Method

  • Add the strawberries to a blender and render into a paste.  Run this through a sieve to remove the seeds.
  • Add the juice back into the blender and blend again with rum, ice and lime juice.  
  • Pour into martini glasses and garnish with fresh pieces of strawberry and lime.

Tips:

  • You can add ¼ cup lemon juice as well to the drink
  • If you have a sweet tooth, add powdered sugar while blending as per your taste

Frequently asked questions: 

What alcohol is in a strawberry daiquiri?

Rum is the standard alcohol used in a daiquiri.

Can strawberry daiquiri make you drunk?

No, if you consume in moderate quantity.

What kind of rum is best for strawberry daiquiri?

Bacardi Superior White Rum or El Dorado 3-Year-Old White Rum or even Ten To One Caribbean White Rum. 

How much alcohol is there in a daiquiri?

It is 20 percent or lesser.

What’s in a daiquiri?

It is the name given to any cocktail containing rum and lime juice.