Daikiri recipe from strawberry
How to make a Strawberry Daiquiri
Strawberry Daikiri – Original Recipe Preparation time10 min Number of people: 1
- 1 cup of strawberries.
- 2 lemons.
- 1 cup of vodka.
- 8 ice cubes.
- Mixer or blender.
- cocktail shaker
The Daiquiri cocktail is one of the national drinks of Cuba. The original cocktail is made with a mixture of white rum, lemon juice and lots of ice. It is a very refreshing cocktail, ideal to combat hot tropical nights. In addition, it is one of the most versatile drinks, since it is possible to completely change the recipe, replacing the rum with white vodka and the lemon with strawberries, thus obtaining a sweet and exotic cocktail.
The great thing about the Daikiri ingredients is that they are so versatile, as vodka is a neutral-flavored liquor, so it goes well with almost all soft drinks and fruit juices, from sweet to citrus. At the same time, for those who prefer a non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri, it is enough to eliminate the vodka from the recipe and add a little lemon juice, so that it does not lose an iota of its unique flavor.
In Cuba, the day of the Daiquiri is celebrated on July 19, a cocktail whose origin is on the beach that bears the same name, near Santiago de Cuba. There, an American engineer who worked in the nearby mines served a drink based on lemon juice and rum to his friends; they ended up calling the combination with the same name as the beach where they lived, Daiquirí. Among the ingredients that the original Daikiri contains cane sugar is also found, however, by changing the lemon for strawberries, the combination is already quite sweet, so it is not advisable to add more sugar.
On how to prepare the Strawberry Daiquiri, we start by washing and cutting the strawberries. Next, we squeeze the lemons until we have about a quarter of a cup. Once ready, in a blender add the cut strawberries, the lemon, the ice cubes and the vodka. At this point, you can swap the vodka for rum or, if you want something non-alcoholic, remove the vodka from the recipe.
Blend the mixture until all the ingredients are well integrated and mixed homogeneously. In this sense, if it is very thick, you can add a couple of extra ice cubes. In the same way, although strawberries are usually sweet, if you find them very acidic or very strong when you taste them, you can add sugar or some type of syrup.
Finally, serve the Daiquiri in tube glasses or balloon glasses. You can decorate the glasses with chopped strawberries or lemon slices. You can also add a straw.