Daiquiri de Fresa (Strawberry Daiquiri)

If you’re looking for a refreshing and delicious summer rum cocktail, look no further than the Daiquiri de Fresa. This classic Cuban cocktail is made with fresh strawberries, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, and is the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day. It can be served straight up, or frozen.

History of the Daiquiri de Fresa

The Daiquiri de Fresa, also known as the Strawberry Daiquiri, is a variation of the classic Daiquiri cocktail. The Daiquiri was first created in Cuba in the early 1900s, and quickly became a popular drink among American tourists. The original Daiquiri was made with rum, lime juice, and sugar, and was served over ice. Over the years, bartenders have experimented with different flavors and ingredients, and the Daiquiri de Fresa was born.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh strawberries
  • 2 oz of white rum
  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 1 oz of simple syrup

Instructions

  • Remove stems from strawberries.
  • Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the other ingredients, shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Tips

Use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. If you don’t have simple syrup, you can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heating until the sugar dissolves.

What Rum should I use in this cocktail?

White rum is commonly used in a Daiquiri for a few reasons. First, white rum has a lighter flavor compared to other types of rum, which allows the sweetness of the strawberries and the tartness of the lime to be the prominent flavors in the cocktail. Secondly, white rum is typically lower in proof than other types of rum, which helps to keep the cocktail from becoming too strong. If you want to know about more rums for daiquiris, read this article by Jonah Flicker. 

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Daiquiri Variations: Exploring New Flavors

The Daiquiri de Fresa, or Strawberry Daiquiri, is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. With its sweet strawberry flavor and tangy lime juice, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour. But did you know that there are many variations of the Daiquiri de Fresa that you can try? Let’s explore some of the best variations, from fruity twists to spicy kicks.

Pineapple + Mango Daiquiri de Fresa

Pineapple + Mango is a great tropical fruit combo that pairs well with the flavors of the Daiquiri de Fresa. The sweet and tangy flavor of mango & pineapple adds a new dimension to this classic cocktail. Give this Pineapple Mango Daiquiri a try!

Coconut Daiquiri de Fresa

For a truly tropical twist, use Malibu Coconut Rum. The creamy and nutty flavor of coconut pairs perfectly with the sweet strawberries and tangy lime juice. Simply swap the coconut rum for regular rum, and get this party started!

Spicy Daiquiri de Fresa

If you’re looking for a cocktail with a kick, try adding a slice of jalapeno to the mix. The spicy flavor of the jalapeno pairs well with the sweet strawberries and tangy lime juice.  To spice up this cocktail, muddle a slice of jalapeño while making the drink, and then float another slice as a garnish.

Watermelon Daiquiri de Fresa

For a fruity twist on this cocktail, try adding watermelon to the mix. The refreshing taste of watermelon pairs well with the sweet strawberries and tangy lime juice. To make a Watermelon Daiquiri de Fresa, reduce the strawberries to 3 and add in a handful of watermelon chunks. This will add a nice hint of fruity flavor to your cocktail!

Can I make it Frozen?

Yes! Just use frozen strawberries instead of fresh and skip the ice. Place ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. You can purchase frozen strawberries, or simply remove the tops of strawberries and freeze your own. Either will produce the same results.

All of the above flavors can be made as a frozen daiquari as well. The key is to not use ice in the blender. Ice will dilute the flavors in a frozen drink. So always use frozen fruit. You can freezer your own quite easily. Even watermelon! Simply cut the melon into chunks, add to a bag in a single layer, and freeze.

Daiquiri de Fresa

Daiquiri de Fresa

Island Rum drink made with fresh strawberries, lime, rum, and simple syrup.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: daiquiri, strawberries
Servings: 1
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller

Ingredients

  • 6 strawberries
  • 2 ounce rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Instructions

  • Remove stems from strawberries.
  • Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the other ingredients, shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Notes

Use fresh strawberries for the best flavor. If you don't have simple syrup, you can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heating until the sugar dissolves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. Shashi Reply

    Such a pretty and refreshing drink – sure to be a fav this summer!

  2. Dannioi Reply

    5 stars
    This was so refreshing. The perfect summer drink.

  3. Mimi Reply

    This Strawberry Daiquiri looks refreshing. Great recipe!

  4. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Such a refreshing summertime cocktail. I love that color and the flavors sound fantastic. Yum!

  5. Kathleen Reply

    5 stars
    I love this quick, easy and delicious strawberry daiquiri. It’s a refreshing summer cocktail.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Kathleen,

      Awe, thank you! So tasty with fresh strawberries!

      Thank you!

      Dina and Bruce

  6. Kate Reply

    5 stars
    This cocktail is summer in a glass! Everyone loved it!

  7. Gina Reply

    5 stars
    Made this over the weekend with some girlfriends of mine and we all loved it! A great summer drink. I can’t wait to be sipping on one again soon!

  8. Traci Reply

    5 stars
    Wow! I didn’t realize how easy it is to make a daiquiri until I went for this one. Such simple ingredients for such a tasty cocktail. Thanks for sharing

  9. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I made these for our girl’s night last night and they were incredible! So refreshing and easy to make!

  10. Julia Reply

    5 stars
    Perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors! We loved it!

  11. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    Refreshing and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Saif Reply

    5 stars
    Looks gorgeous. The drink is so refreshing especially in hot weather.

  13. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    The perfect summer cocktail. Just the right amount of strawberry too.

  14. Diane Reply

    5 stars
    Hello amazing cocktail. I loved this! It had great taste and refreshing. I see myself sipping on these all summer long!

  15. Gianne Reply

    5 stars
    The strawberry flavor is so refreshing and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. It’s my go-to drink when I want something fruity and delicious.

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