7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Strawberry Daiquiri

To the modern drinker, this is the most widely known variation of the daiquiri. Usually it’s served frozen, with a topping of whipped cream or a sugared rim. Rarely are there even fresh strawberries in the mix. So in creating the strawberry daiquiri I offer 2 variations; one which contains fresh strawberries and the other a wonderful strawberry shrub made from fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Daiquiri
2 oz White Rum (Brugal Blanco)
.5 oz Lime Juice
.25 Triple Sec (Luxardo Triplum Triple Sec)
5 or 6 Strawberries hulled and quartered
Muddle the strawberries with the lime juice and triple sec in a cocktail shaker to create a thick paste and extract all the juice. Add the rum, ice, shake, and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Notes:
Double straining is crucial for this drink in order to keep the muddled and pulverized bits of strawberry from ending up in the drink. This is tart and refreshing without being overwhelmingly sweet. The strawberry flavor remains fresh and crisp, complemented by the funky qualities of the rum. The triple sec helps take a slight edge off the drink while adding an underlying orangey sweetness.

Bonus Alert! This daiquiri uses the homemade strawberry shrub that I wrote about in a previous post.
Strawberry Shrub Daiquiri
2 oz White Rum
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Strawberry Shrub
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice an strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Notes:
This drink is a delicate pink and not the deep red of its sister. The strawberry shrub works beautifully in this drink with the zing of the vinegar wonderful nuance.

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days continues tomorrow, 9-19-12 with the: La Florida Cocktail
Yesterdays Daiquiri Post: The Hemingway Daiquiri or Daiquiri #3
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7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Hemingway Daiquiri or the Daiquiri #3

The Hemingway daiquiri is the stuff of legend and is shrouded in mystery. No one really knows for the sure the exact recipe and the drinks true history. I won’t dive into the controversy as several writers have covered the topic in detail.

And a sugarless daiquiri is one of the most tart and undrinkable concoctions ever created. How Mr. Hemingway ever finished 16 of them I’ll never. Instead I offer up one that is pleasing and refreshing to the palate.

Hemingway Daiquiri
2 oz. white rum (Brugal Blanco)
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
spent lime shell
Shake ingredients, strain into a chilled glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

7 Daiquiris in 7 Days continues tomorrow (9-18-12) with the: Strawberry Daiquiri
Yesterdays Post: The Daiquiri #1

7 Daiquiri’s in 7 Days: Hemingway Daiquiri or the Daiquiri #3

The Hemingway daiquiri is the stuff of legend and is shrouded in mystery. No one really knows for the sure the exact recipe and the drinks true history. I won’t dive into the controversy as several writers have covered the topic in detail.

And a sugarless daiquiri is one of the most tart and undrinkable concoctions ever created. How Mr. Hemingway ever finished 16 of them I’ll never. Instead I offer up one that is pleasing and refreshing to the palate.

Hemingway Daiquiri
2 oz. white rum (Brugal Blanco)
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.25 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
spent lime shell
Shake ingredients, strain into a chilled glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and cherry.

7 Daiquiris in 7 Days continues tomorrow (9-18-12) with the: Strawberry Daiquiri
Yesterdays Post: The Daiquiri #1