When Life Hands You Strawberries, Make Daiquiris

by | Aug 7, 2020 | Food & Drink, Recipes

Daiquiris made with fresh strawberries are one of the true joys of summer.

‘Tis the season for fresh strawberries! While keeping a safe 6-feet distance from others, my family and I recently went to Lewis Farms to get fresh strawberries. We purchased an entire flat of berries that were plump, juicy and a perfect scarlet red. As always, when I got home, I looked at all those berries and thought, “What in the world am I going to do with all of these?” Then I heard a voice in my head say, “When life hands you strawberries, make daiquiris.”

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, which benefit heart health and the control of blood sugar. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, which is great for your immune system and skin. They also offer potassium and manganese, which is important for many processes in the body. The strawberry is by far my favorite fruit, and I am fortunate that farmers in the Southeast produce some of the best berries around.

There are many different variations to making a strawberry daiquiri. Some recipes say to use frozen strawberries, but I think that frozen strawberries loose color, flavor and texture. When fresh strawberries are available, I opt to create this recipe with fresh strawberries and just add extra ice.

I enjoy the citric undertones of a strawberry daiquiri. Instead of using a lemon- or lime-flavored syrup, I use the juice of an entire lemon and lime with just a few teaspoons of sugar. Lots of bars will rim the glass with sugar, but I think that with the fresh strawberries and a bit of sugar, it is sweet enough. If you prefer honey over sugar, feel free to substitute it for a healthier daiquiri.

Visit your local farmers market to take advantage of the season’s fresh strawberries. Supporting your local farmers and businesses will make this strawberry daiquiri that much more enjoyable.

 

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Sandi's Strawberry Daiquiri
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Dump all the ingredients in a blender and run until smooth.
  2. Pour into individual glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
  3. Garnish with additional strawberries
Recipe Notes

You will need a blender and extra strawberries for garnish

About the author

Sandi Grigg

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together, we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!
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