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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