TRY THIS SIMPLE VIRGIN STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI RECIPE ON A HOT SUMMER OR SPRING DAY. THIS HEALTHY MOCKTAIL IS SUITABLE FOR PREGNANCY, KIDS AND THOSE WHO CHOoSE TO GO ALCOHOL FREE.
Are you look for an easy virgin strawberry daiquiri recipe? I’ve got you covered.
This drink has the perfect mix of fresh and frozen strawberries, which creates an ideal creamy texture that doesn’t separate as it melts, meaning you can take your time with each delicious sip.
This frozen drink ticks all the boxes. It’s:
- Easy: There are certainly no bartending skills required for this recipe. Simply throw the ingredients in a blender, check the consistency, garnish and serve. Hint: chill your glasses, it will keep the daiquiri frozen for longer.
- Quick: These virgin daiquiris can be made in minutes, so they are perfect to make for unexpected guests or when serving a crowd.
- Surprisingly healthy: Made primarily of strawberries and lime juice, this alcohol free cocktail is packed with Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants.
- Perfect to make in large quantities for guests: The serves can be increased on this recipe, and depending on the size of your blender, you can make up to 10 at a time. This makes it a perfect batch mocktail.
What is a virgin strawberry daiquiri?
To go back a step, a daiquiri is a classic rum cocktail. It’s usually made with a combination of fruit or fruit juice, rum and sweetener. With it’s icy texture, it’s often associated with Summer, sunshine and holidays – yes please! The strawberry daiquiri is the most common and popular variation.
So what do you do when you want to skip the booze? Make a non alcoholic version of course!
A strawberry daiquiri mocktail omits the rum. Great replacements include some extra citrus, a non alcoholic rum or some bitters. Any of these ingredients will give the drink that bit of kick and zing that is missing from the alcohol.
Luckily the alcohol free beverage industry is coming ahead in leaps and bounds and there are some fabulous rum substitutes out there. I can vouch for Lyres White Cane Spirit and the Fluere Spiced Cane rum. I’d love to know in the comments below if you’ve tried one you like.
Frozen strawberries: I buy pre-frozen strawberries from the supermarket because they are generally cheaper and easier than freezing my own. If you’d prefer to buy them fresh and freeze this method would work perfectly too.
Fresh strawberries: is there anything better than plump, red strawberries that are in season? I think not! If you can only get your hands on frozen strawberries, you can always thaw them before adding.
Lime juice: freshly squeezed lime juice is always best. Not only does it taste better, but it’s better for you too. Of course, if you don’t have access to fresh for whatever reason, bottled is a close runner up!
Maple syrup, or your sweetener of choice: if you’re not a sweet tooth and strawberries are in season (meaning they are sweeter), you may be able to leave the sweetener out of this recipe. I’d recommend blending as per instructions below without the sweetener, then adding it slowly if you want to.
If you choose a powder type sweetener instead of maple syrup (such as Stevia or monk fruit sweetener), you may need to add a little water to make up the half a cup of liquid missing from the maple syrup.
Alcohol free rum or bitters: I have made a couple of suggestions above for non alcoholic rum, but if you don’t have access to this or don’t want to buy a full bottle, a few drops of bitters does wonders for this recipe. This is optional though, so even if you don’t have it, you can still make this.
Why should I use frozen strawberries?
Great question! My old version of this recipe had a combination of fresh strawberries and ice, and I thought that was enough to give it that icy texture. But, when I went back to test the recipe (I test each recipe every 6 months to make sure it’s still as delicious as when I first made it!). I found the ice made the drink a really watery consistency.
By using frozen strawberries and only adding a little water when adjusting the consistency, it maintains a much better texture. Much closer to a proper strawberry daiquiri.
How to make a virgin strawberry daiquiri
Place frozen and fresh strawberries, lime juice, sweetener (if using) and the optional rum or bitters in a blender and blend.
Blend until smooth on high speed. Test the flavour and consistency. Add a little extra sweetener or lime to taste. If the consistency is too thick, add a little water. Blend again. Pour into a chilled glass and serve garnished with fresh strawberries and lime.
I hope you enjoy making this virgin strawberry daiquiri as much as I loved creating it.
The Best Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or your sweetener of choice (see notes)
- 60 millilitres non-alcoholic rum or a couple of drops of bitters optional (see notes)
- Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.
- Test the consistency. If it's too thick, add 1/4 cup water. Blend then test again. Add a little more if required until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Test the flavour. Add a little extra sweetener or lime to taste.
- Blend again and serve garnished with fresh strawberries and lime.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.