Friday, March 30, 2012

Creamy Strawberry Mint Daiquiri

Creamy Strawberry Mint Daiquiri

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.

Creamy Strawberry Mint Daiquiri
Technically, it's not quite strawberry season yet. But even though it's a couple of weeks away, we've been seeing ripe, plump specimens start to appear in the market. No doubt they're coming from California and not the farms upstate but the aroma drew us in and a container found its way into our cart.

Creamy Strawberry Mint Daiquiri
At first we figured we'd do a frozen strawberry daiquiri but there's still a spring nip in the air and we weren't quite in the mood for our beloved frozen summer sipper. So we turned them into strawberry puree (minus a few we munched on while working) and came up with something lip-smacking good. Cheers!

Per Serving:
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.

17 comments:

  1. YUM! A few days ago I posted a strawberry mojito mocktail. http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/healthy-strawberry-mojito-mocktail.html
    I LOVE strawberries and mint together! Great choice!
    BUZZ!

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  2. Yes please! What a great way to end the week!

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  3. This looks really good--I love that it features fresh fruit without adding too many other sweet ingredients!

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  4. Nice addition with the fresh mint! I would love this. Filing away for poolside party....
    :)

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  5. All I tell myself is two more years since these gorgeous drinks look so delicious ;)
    Love the presentation!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. I have been doing some spring cleaning and this looks like the perfect escape. Strawberry, lime, mint and ice cream-yes, I will take two. Cheers! Enjoy the weekend.

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  7. Yummy! I see you posted a cocktail today, too. You know what they say about great minds!

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  8. Sigh, I guess it's too early in the morning for this!

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  9. Mint and strawberries make a perfect combination! Love this spring cocktail :)

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  10. I love the refreshing mint and decadent creaminess of this daiquiri!

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  11. Yum! It's like a shake for grow ups - cheers!

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  12. oh.. that's looks darn refreshing.. mint is perfect smack to add in daiquiris

    cheers

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  13. that looks so refreshing and delicious! i'm not big on mixed drinks, but i could never ever pass that up

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  14. This sounds so good! I love the flavor combo here and that it uses ice cream makes me happy :-D

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  15. Anita, your strawberry mint daiquiri is so pretty, so smooth, and ever so amazingly yummy! I want to pin this!
    Absolutely, divine!!!

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  16. Seeing these drinks puts me in a happy place, on holidays, with an ocean staring at me :)

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