Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Simple Summertime Strawberry Daiquiris

To mix things up a bit, today's post has nothing to do with carbs. All this week, I've had the pleasure of hosting a good friend who just returned from studying in Vienna. She had a long first day back at work and it was a very warm day, so I thought strawberry daiquiris would be just the thing. I typically tend to not measure things, so here's my best approximation:

Simple Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris
for Miranda

For 1 serving:
1 cup ice
1/4 cup strawberries, hulled
1-2 ounces white rum, depending how strong you like it
Splash of lime juice
Sugar to taste

Here's the easy part: blend all ingredients until smooth. That's it! If you want to get fancy, garnish with sugar on the rim and a lime slice or strawberry. If the mixture is too thick, you might need to add a little extra liquid (soda water, simple syrup (if so, reduce or eliminate the initial sugar), lemon-lime soda, etc.).

Variation: Peach daiquiri (my favorite!): Use canned peaches instead of the strawberries and lime juice. Use the juice in the can, and if it's sweetened, eliminate the sugar. Of course, you could use fresh peaches, but that's a few extra steps and you will need to add extra liquid of some sort. Or, do mix peach and strawberry. Or, any other fruit. Get creative!

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