It's cocktail Friday and time for a new drink. But Brian and I are still really loving last week's Springtime Martini. And so, with no particular plans for a new beverage, we headed off to do some weekend grocery shopping and ran into a big bunch of ripe looking strawberries.
2 oz. Rum
2 oz. Strawberry puree (see below for recipe)
1 oz. Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Lime juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1 Tablespoon fresh mint *
To make the strawberry puree, blend fresh strawberries in a small chopper or blender with about a teaspoon of water for every 4 berries. Pour through a fine sieve to remove the seeds and store in the refrigerator. It will take approximately 3 strawberries to make an ounce of puree.
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, add the puree and mint and muddle together. Add the remaining ingredients and about 5 ice cubes. Shake well and pour into a chilled daiquiri or margarita glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
* We also tried the drink with fresh basil instead of mint and it is a great flavor combination with the strawberries.