For me, summer involves 5 important things. The sun (obviously), tanned skin, pretty outfits, holidays and COCKTAILS. Anyone that knows me will tell you how obsessed I am with cocktails, especially strawberry daiquiris - which is why I wanted to share with with you the recipe I used to make my own home made strawberry daiquiris a couple of weeks ago.
When it comes to dinners, I'm pretty useless at cooking but I have discovered that I am quite the cocktail maker and I felt rather proud of myself! I have to admit, this definitely isn't my own recipe and I did change up a few bits as I was lacking certain ingredients, but I thought it would be a fun idea to show you how easy it was to make, so that you can gain some inspiration for the summer too! So, for EACH cocktail you will need...
1 measure of white rum, 1/2 measure of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 measure creme de fraises, 4 ripe strawberries and crushed ice.
I was shocked to find that those were the only ingredients that were needed as I thought it would've been so hard to make but honestly, it took me less than 5 minutes. Firstly, pour the rum into a food processor/blender (don't make the mistake that I did as I ended up pouring most of the bottle in there and had to add water to weaken it down), then add your strawberries, creme de fraises, lemon juice and ice and process at a slow speed for 5 seconds, then at a high speed for 20 seconds. Like I said, I changed it up a bit as I didn't have every ingredient so instead of the creme de fraises I used some daiquiri syrup which I had from a cocktail kit that I got for Christmas and I didn't have any ice so it came out as more of a liquid than a slushy type daiquiri which I didn't mind. I also went a bit overboard on the strawberries as I didn't feel that 4 was enough, so I think I put about 20 in there which tasted just right. Once everything is blended, pour it into a couple of cocktail glasses, add a sprinkle of sugar on top and decorate them with a strawberry slice. It's as easy as that, and it tastes amazing! I can't wait to start experimenting more and making different ones!
What is your favourite summer drink?