Friday, June 26, 2015

Strawberry Daquiri

I took a recent trip to Cabo with some of my closest gal pals as sort of a last hoorah with the ladies before I become a mommy. You can check out pics from my trip on Instagram. We had all our favorite groceries to cook amazing meals, the girls had all their favorite beer and margarita mixes but we found it incredibly hard to find a mixer for strawberry daquiri's to have on hand at the house when the inevitable craving came on - sans alcohol for me on board and all!  As you can guess...that didn't stop me!  I grabbed some frozen strawberries, my favorite citrus fruits, sprite and simple syrup and we had all we needed to get the lazy-pool-lounging party started! (Clearly I run with a rowdy crowd!)  I started making these when I was a kid, the grown-ups would make margaritas while we were in Mexico, but since I'm not a big lemon-lime fan....I decided I could whip up some virgin daquiri's for me and my sister. I played around until I got just the right combo for the perfect daquiri....little did I know that someday I could add rum and it would REALLY rock my world!  Once the daquiri's started flowing for me and the girls in Cabo....Margarita's were a thing of the past. Let me know what you think!

The Goods:
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 cups of ice
3-4 oz rum
1/4 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup Sprite
1/4 cup orange juice
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime

Put all ingredients in a good blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2-3 drinks. 

Feel free to make it your own! If you like them super sweet, add more simple syrup. If you like them thinner, add some extra Sprite. Thicker? Add more ice or frozen strawberries. If you don't have simple syrup on hand....make your own with the below recipe:

Simple Syrup:
1 cup white sugar 
1 cup water

Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool completely before use. This recipe makes a little over a cup of simple syrup.