Last week I promised the recipe for the delicious Strawberry Pineapple Daiquiris that Justin and I made with our Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salsa, so here it is! Strawberry daiquiris have always been one of my favorite drinks, whether alcoholic or not.
No matter what I’m drinking, I always like it to be fruity and made with rum. I never remember the names of drinks, but those are my requests. When I was in college, we would go to a place in Downtown Orlando called Chillers which was a bar with a wall of slushie machines, and all of the drinks were frozen. We didn’t go out drinking often, usually just for a friend’s birthday, but that was my favorite place.
Since the boys stayed the night at Justin’s parent’s house, we decided to try making our own homemade strawberry daiquiri drink. I’ve only ever made it with a mix before, so we started throwing a few things together to see what we could make.
Initially, we were going for a regular strawberry daiquiri using frozen and fresh berries with a few other things, and of course, rum. I tried a sip, and it was pretty good, but still needed a bit more flavor. The drink wasn’t sweet enough for me.
Then I remembered I had leftover pineapple simple syrup in the refrigerator from when I made Professor Slughorn’s Crystalized Pineapple. For the second batch, I added about 1/2 cup of the syrup to my drink, and it made all the difference.
We made our drinks in the Magic Bullet, so these measurements are approximate. You could double the amount and make it in a regular blender to serve more than one drink at a time.
Using frozen strawberries makes the drink thick and gives it the same texture as a frozen mixed drink. We threw a few fresh strawberries in since they have more flavor than the frozen ones.
For a single serving, use about 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, mostly frozen, or at least enough to fill one of the cups in the magic bullet. Add the sugar, lime juice, rum, and pineapple simple syrup. Fill it the rest of the way with water and blend the drink.
If you are using a full-sized blender and want to make enough for a few drinks, add about 3 cups of frozen strawberries with a few fresh strawberries, 4 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of lime juice, 1/4-1/2 cup of rum (depends on how strong you want the drinks), 1 cup of the pineapple simple syrup, and 1 cup of water. Blend everything together.
After blending, if your drink is too thin, add a few more frozen berries or a few cubes of ice and blend again. If it’s too thick, add a bit more water and blend again until you have the consistency desired.
There are more detailed instructions for making a pineapple simple syrup in this recipe, but you need to combine 2 cups of sugar with 4 cups of water and bring it to a rolling boil. Add pineapple chunks and bring it up to a simmer. Cover and cook for one hour. The juice left after cooking the pineapple is the pineapple-infused simple syrup you’ll need for the daiquiris.
Strawberry Pineapple Daiquiri
- 3 cups strawberries (frozen)
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 cup rum
- 1 cup pineapple simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a blender
- Blend until you have your desired consistency
- If it's too thin, add a few frozen strawberries or ice cubes; if it's too thick, add more water
- Serve immediately and enjoy