What do you think of when you hear the words Strawberry Daiquiri? If images of slushy pink drinks come to mind, you're not alone. Unfortunately, this drink has gotten a bad rap due to one too many restaurants and hotel bars serving it out of a machine. I myself remember drinking these for the first time on vacation with my family in the Dominican Republic. I may or may not have been 21. (I wasn't.)
Anyways, the truth is that a classic daiquiri is quite simple, refreshing, and does not (I repeat does not) need to be blended with ice cubes (unless you really want to, that is). When Chris and I are entertaining a small group (2-8 people), we like to have a welcome cocktail ready for guests when they arrive to set the tone for the evening (you know, boozy and filled with delicious food), and we'll definitely be adding this drink to the roster.
Here's the recipe for my Classic Strawberry Daiquiri:
- 3 small strawberries
- 1 1/2 oz rum
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 cubes of ice
- 1 sprig of mint
Directions: Muddle strawberries. Pour muddled strawberries, rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into glass. Garnish with mint and enjoy.
On a separate note, I had no idea how time consuming this blogging thing was going to be and unfortunately I think I got a tad burnt out too quickly. My friend and colleague, Jess, just launched her own blog last week, and it gave me just the inspiration and motivation I needed to get back in the game. Hopefully, you'll be seeing a lot more of me on the reg ;)