I have never really been in to making mixed drinks, though but not because I don’t like them. Usually I keep it simple with a nice glass of wine or a beer. There is something about mixed drinks and frozen drinks that instill an “I’m on vacation!” kind of feeling in me. Over Memorial Day weekend, I was striving to relax on my vacation and instantly thought about making some fun mixed drinks I had seen on all the blogs I read. I made a different drink each night and served them to my family. The drinks were a lot of fun and a bit of a mess to clean up after. (Thanks Mom!)
One of the favorites that I made was the strawberry daiquiri. The timing was perfect since strawberries happen to be the produce of the week at 2 Sisters 2 Cities. I found this recipe on the Food Network website on my phone when I was at the grocery store determining what I needed to buy.
This recipe called for fresh strawberries, which I thought sounded awesome since there is an abundance of fresh strawberries for such a great deal at the groceries stores this time of year. Wegman’s (the most amazing grocery store ever) happened to have 2-quart containers of strawberries for $3.49. Then, at the liquor store I bought a bottle of rum which was recommended as the brand they use in Puerto Rico, DonQ Cristal. It was cheaper than the Bacardi I had planned on buying. I am all about a good deal and since I was mixing this in a frozen drink, I wasn’t too hung up on getting the best or most expensive rum.
- Ice Cubes
- 2 parts Light Rum
- 1 part Triple Sec
- ¾ cup Fresh Strawberries, cleaned and tops cut off
- 4 small strawberries, cleaned with a slit cut in the side
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice
- Lime wedges
- 1 tablespoon of Granulated Sugar, plus more for rims
- In a blender pour in rum, triple sec, strawberries, lime juice and 1 tbsp. of sugar. Blend together. Gradually add in ice to your liking (I added about 1 cup of ice.) Take a lime wedge and rub along the rim of the glass. On a small plate spread some sugar and then swirl rim of glass in sugar. Pour the strawberry daiquiri and serve with a straw.
Source- Adapted from Food Network