TBT Classic Cocktail #17: Strawberry Daiquiri!

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Hello and happy TBT Classic Cocktail day here on The Woman At The Bar!

The weather has been inspiring us to make a lot of frozen drinks lately, and when it comes to ice cold frozen deliciousness, it is pretty hard to find something better than a frozen strawberry daiquiri–so we decided to make some!

Come inside and let us preach to you the gospel of the fresh and fruity adult slushy to cure all your ills.

Although the strawberry daiquiri has arguably become the most recognizable version of the drink in modern times, the traditional daiquiri does not include the fruit. The original recipe was just rum, lime juice, and sugar–but honestly? Who wants that when you can throw some strawberries and frozen action into the mix?

The drink was created in Cuba by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox who was in the country during the Spanish-American war, and was brought to the US by a Congressman around the year 1902. From the very beginning the drink had variations that included fruit, and as the cocktail gained popularity around the US many more varieties were introduced.

But our favorite remains the good ol’ strawberry version, so lets focus on that one.

For the Strawberry Daiquiri, you will need:

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  • 2 oz young blended or traditional rum (not barrel aged)
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2-1 tspn superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup ice

Gather your ingredients plus your blender, fruit press, measuring cups and spoons, jiggers, and serving glass (this should be served in a margarita or collins glass).

(This recipe makes one drink, multiply as needed for a larger batch) 

First, squeeze your lime juice and pour it directly into your blender.

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Now add in your 2 oz of rum. Remember that you do not want to use rum that has been barrel aged for this, because the color and extra flavor will alter the drink.

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Now add in your 1/2 oz of triple sec.

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Follow that up with your superfine sugar. If you want a slightly sweeter drink, use 1 full teaspoon, but if you prefer something more tart, only use 1/2.

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Now gather slightly more than 1/2 cup of strawberries, remove the tops, and roughly chop them. Then add those into your blender.

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Finally, add in your 1 cup of ice. This drink is meant to be more on the slushy side rather than totally frozen, so be careful not to add too much ice.

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Now blend that puppy for about 30 seconds.

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Once it has reached the right consistency, pour it into your glass!

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Add a lime wedge and some strawberries as garnish, and you are ready to go!

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Just thinking about it is refreshing, isn’t it?

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Cheers, everyone!

 

 

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