Not exactly the classic recipe but still an American Classic
Daiquiris have been an American favorite since World War II, and with so many flavors to choose from we can see exactly why.
Daiquiris. They come in a variety of fruity flavors – the strawberry daiquiri being one of the most popular with American drinkers.
This [typically blended] concoction was the mind’s work of an American engineer by the name of Jennings Cox while he was in Cuba. It’s named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba where the drink was defined by the use of Carta Blanca Rum.
There are 5 traditional variations of the daiquiri, and oddly enough, none of which contain strawberries – even though it is the most common variation found State Side. The Classic Daiquiri is made of 2 Ounces Caña Brava Rum, 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice, and 1/2 Ounce Sugar [or Simple Syurp].
For years, mixologists around the world have been adding a fruity spin to the drink. Daiquiris are so popular that July 19th was named National Daiquiri Day. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Yields: 2 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 4 Ounces Light Rum
- 2 Ounces Grand Marnier or Triple Sec [Optional – Recommended]
- 1 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
- 8 Ounces Frozen Unsweetened Strawberries
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Stemmed Glass
Strawberry Daiquiri: Chill a stemmed glass in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
In a blender, add light rum, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries, and 1 cup of ice. Blend together until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with lime wheel. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 196 Fat (g) 0.16 Saturated Fat (g) 0.026 Potassium (mg) 42 Carbohydrates (g) 16.82 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.2 Total Sugars (g) 14 Protein (g) 0.14 Sodium (mg) 12