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.
YUM! A few days ago I posted a strawberry mojito mocktail. http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/healthy-strawberry-mojito-mocktail.htmlReplyDelete
I LOVE strawberries and mint together! Great choice!
Yes please! What a great way to end the week!ReplyDelete
This looks really good--I love that it features fresh fruit without adding too many other sweet ingredients!ReplyDelete
Nice addition with the fresh mint! I would love this. Filing away for poolside party....ReplyDelete
All I tell myself is two more years since these gorgeous drinks look so delicious ;)ReplyDelete
Love the presentation!
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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.ReplyDelete
Yummy! I see you posted a cocktail today, too. You know what they say about great minds!ReplyDelete
Sigh, I guess it's too early in the morning for this!ReplyDelete
I love fresh mint in drinks, it's my fave!!ReplyDelete
Mint and strawberries make a perfect combination! Love this spring cocktail :)ReplyDelete
I love the refreshing mint and decadent creaminess of this daiquiri!ReplyDelete
Yum! It's like a shake for grow ups - cheers!ReplyDelete
oh.. that's looks darn refreshing.. mint is perfect smack to add in daiquirisReplyDelete
that looks so refreshing and delicious! i'm not big on mixed drinks, but i could never ever pass that upReplyDelete
This sounds so good! I love the flavor combo here and that it uses ice cream makes me happy :-DReplyDelete
Anita, your strawberry mint daiquiri is so pretty, so smooth, and ever so amazingly yummy! I want to pin this!ReplyDelete
Seeing these drinks puts me in a happy place, on holidays, with an ocean staring at me :)ReplyDelete