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Sunday, April 2, 2017

My daiquiri recipe

My friend and partner in crime, Marla, came over today and I made this year's first batch of strawberry daiquiris. We spent the afternoon watching funny YouTube videos and getting tipsy.

Here's my method for making daiquiris :

First, I wash and stem fresh strawberries and lay them on paper towels to dry completely. Then I put them into a Zip lock bag, squeezing out as much air as possible, and pop them into the freezer.

When it's time to make the drinks I juice several limes and lemons. For each pitcher full of daiquiris I fill a blender with approximately 1/2 cup citrus juice, 4 cups of frozen strawberries, one generous cup of white rum, 1 cup of cold filtered water, one cup of raw (turbinado) sugar, and a few fresh chopped strawberries. Amounts don't have to be too exact, you can add a bit more or less of any of the ingredients. Blend, taste, and adjust.

I like to rim the glasses with lime juice and raw sugar. Add a whole strawberry for garnish and a straw for sipping and ENJOY!

24 comments:

  1. That is drink my wife would love, she loves fresh strawberries as well. I am a diehard scotch drinker but will eat fresh Oregon grown strawberries till I get sick.

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    1. There's so many strawberries blended into these drinks that they're very filling.

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  2. Wow! I've never had one (I'm not really of Cocktail guy), but all the ingredients sound perfect.

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    1. I wish I could offer you a glass. They're truly delicious.

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  3. I had no idea how much cooking could be involved in making daiquiris. Wash and stem strawberries? Juice lemons and limes? CHOP the strawberries? No wonder I haven't had a daiquiri since the '70s!

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  4. I can imagine the scene when Gregg came home to find his wife and wife's best friend sprawled out in drunken comas in the lounge. I have never had a daiquiri. They don't make them at our local pub.

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    1. Gregg is used to mine and Marla's shenanigans. Her husband stopped by the pet store where Gregg works after he dropped her off Sunday, so Gregg knew we were at home drinking. :)

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  5. Can you believe I have never in my life had a strawberry daiquiri? Next year, when I'll celebrate my 50th birthday (and your birthday is in the same week, only you are much younger), you'll have to come and make them for me and my guests :-D

    PS: How is Marla?

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    1. Oh, Meike! I wish I could come visit you in Germany. I would make drinks for you and your guests all night long! The problem is that strawberries probably aren't ready in Germany in March. So maybe you should come here! :)

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    2. Oh, and Marla is great. Doing just fine. :)

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  6. I wish I had been there. I like strawberry drinks so much that I will drink them until I fall down. It's the strawberries, not the alcohol.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. As I mentioned in another comment, these drinks are very filling. It's a built in deterrent to getting too intoxicated!

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  7. The AMA suggests that we eat fruit everyday. You found the perfect way to follow their recommendations. Yummy!

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    1. With all those strawberries and fresh lime juice I figure we got in a week's worth of fruit in one day!

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  8. Thank you for that recipe Jennifer. I just need to wait for my strawberry patch to come up with the goods now.

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    1. You have a strawberry patch? I'm envious!

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  9. What a great color they are!

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    1. I agree! I love that ruby red color!

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  10. Jennifer, after being away from blogland for a while it's been fun catching up with your posts. The daiquiri pictures looks very inviting. I admit (like many prior commenters) that I have never sipped a strawberry daiquiri. I do love strawberry season when it finally arrives at the farmers market, though! xo

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    1. You should make some this year, Frances! It's easy and the result is delicious!

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  11. I love the color of the daiquiri. Beautiful but I have not had a drink in 50 years.
    Would be tempted to take a small sip that that would be all.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I can make them without rum, too. Cheers!

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  12. I would try one of those, they look so pretty.

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