Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry DaiquiriMake this recipe for a delicious Strawberry Daiquiri.
The basic daiquiri is a 3-ingredient cocktail: rum, sugar, and lime juice. And, at the heart of a good daiquiri is top-notch ingredients. With this as a base, you can create an endless stream of riffs with delicious variations.

One of our favorites is the strawberry daiquiri—not the frozen type or one from a mix. But, this recipe is with with fresh, muddled strawberries. Here, we go a step further and add depth of flavor with a half ounce of dry sherry. Then we round it out with the smallest amount of salt and pepper for a finish.

Strawberry Daiquiri
Yields one cocktail
Adapted from Imbibe Magazine

2 fresh strawberries
1-1/2 ounces white rum (we recommend Plantation 3 Stars)
3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1)
1/2 ounce dry sherry (we recommend Hartley & Gibson’s Manzanilla)
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper
Slice of strawberry for the garnish

Muddle two ripe strawberries in the bottom of a shaker. Add the rum, simple syrup, dry sherry, fresh lime juice, and a couple of ice cubes. Shake well and double-strain into a chilled glass. Finish by sprinkling a small pinch of both salt and pepper on top. Garnish with a slice of strawberry on the rim.


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