Frozen Mixers you Make: Strawberry Daiquiri

DSC02821 Bartender, another round for my friends! Here come the strawberries. The one grand thing about springtime, which makes up for all the rain, is strawberries in all their sweet and juicy glory.  Have you ever gone strawberry pickin’?  Ma used to take us kids and we fussed about it but then quickly discovered we could eat our fill right off the vine.  Blueberry pickin’ in NJ as a kids was a treat too, that is if you like being eaten to the bone by mosquitos and green heads- both state birds of NJ. But the tractor ride on a flat bed with nothing to hold on to completely made up for it.

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Let’s drink our strawberries, shall we?  With this second Frozen Cocktail Mixer I am sharing with you today, you will see once again that this recipe is all natural made solely from strawberries, limes, apple juice, sugar, and rum. Yes, while I am Paleo, I do like to enjoy a drink while hosting parties, and after reading the label on the back of popular frozen drink mixers, which are filled with HFCS and artificial ingredients, I decided to make my own.  And you know what, it’s really easy.

DSC02845RU Packing Eat? Fill you freezer this summer with these Frozen Cocktail Mixers for instant entertaining. No rules about the glasses here, use what you have. Remember, keep it glassy!

Frozen Mixers you Make: Strawberry Daiquiri
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Recipe type: Beverage, Frozen Cocktails
 
Frozen Cocktail Mixers at the ready.
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice, from about 4 small limes
  • zest from one lime
  • 1 cup apple juice, I used organic honeycrisp juice
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. To make the frozen mixers:
  2. Wash and trim leaves from strawberries.
  3. Zest one of the limes, then juice all of the limes. I used 4 small organic limes to get ½ cup juice.
  4. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and sugar dissolved.
  5. Pour into three 12 ounce regular mouth mason jars, leaving ¾ inch headspace.
  6. Freeze for up to three months.
  7. Makes 3 jars. Each jar serves 3-4 party goers.
Notes
To Make Strawberry Daiquiris: Remove one jar of mixer from the freezer and run under hot water for one minute. If you have a small blender feel free to let the mixer defrost a bit on your counter for 20-30 minutes. Pour out into your blender with ½ jar (use the jar for measuring) rum- I used DonQ cristal Puerto Rican Rum, and one heaping jar ice cubes. It will be hard to blend at first (especially if you don't let it defrost a bit), but will get going. Blend until smooth. Serves- 3 (8 ounce drinks) or 4 (6 ounce drinks) Makes 3 cups total. **For Alcohol-Free drinks- use fruit juice, lemon-lime soda, or softened vanilla or strawberry ice cream in place of the rum.

Blend’in, the party’s started!
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One Comment

  1. Posted May 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM | Permalink

    Strawberry picking isn’t just for kids, anyone can enjoy it, and a recipe like this is incentive to go out and pick some fresh fruit! Looks like a great drink if you are hosting a party!

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