Virgin strawberry daiquiri

Virgin strawberry daiquiri: A sweet and colourful Christmas drink. Photo by unsplash

Virgin strawberry daiquiri: A sweet and colourful Christmas drink

Get your fruity drink on this summer. If you don’t want to get a buzz, try our virgin strawberry daiquiri and enjoy with the whole family.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri

Virgin strawberry daiquiri: A sweet and colourful Christmas drink. Photo by unsplash

Summer is here in South Africa and nothing cools you down and warms your heart more than a refreshing drink. However, not everybody likes them spiked and you want the kids to enjoy a tasty drink too. Our virgin strawberry daiquiri is an alcohol-free cocktail that everybody can enjoy as you spend the day outside. Originally the daiquiri was served in a tall packed with cracked ice. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice, and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar. The modern versions now use a shaker or blender depending on how many people you have.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri suggestions

You want to get the freshest ingredients for this one and try and not eat all of the strawberries before going into the punch. You want lots of ice in your daiquiri and as much fruit as you can. The great thing about this drink is that the fruit is very healthy and not artificially sweetened. To make simple syrup, combine one cup of sugar and the same for water and combine in a medium heat pot until everything is dissolved. It lasts for a month in the fridge. If you want a more adult drink, make a second batch with at least 1-2 shots of white rum per serving.

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Get your fruity drink on this summer. If you don’t want to get a buzz, try our virgin strawberry daiquiri and enjoy with the whole family.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri recipe

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Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein Course: Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries

  • ¼ cup simple syrup

  • 3 tbsp lime juice, fresh squeezed

  • 1 cup tonic water or lemon lime soda (Sprite), plus more for serving

  • 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup water

  • 1 cup ice

Method

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth, thick puree forms, adding just enough water and stopping and scraping as necessary. (All blenders are different, so start at the low end of the water and work up.)
  • If desired, serve with a small splash of lemon lime soda in each glass (this can make a more drinkable texture, depending on how much liquid you use).
  • Garnish with fresh strawberries and lime wheels, if desired.

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