Cool off with a strawberry daiquiri

July 19, 2012 

Just because you missed the official National Daiquiri Day on July 19th is no reason to punish yourself. Go ahead and indulge in a frothy or frozen drink today!

I'm guessing that today's most popular flavor of daiquiri is strawberry but that's based on personal experimentation and not proof of any sort. However, the original daiquiri recipe called for white rum, lime juice and sugar. And I'm sure the banana daiquiri had a good run after fictional Beverly High student Brenda Walsh ordered one with her fake ID in a scene on the original "Beverly Hills 90210."

Accounts vary on the origins of the first daiquiri but my favorite account is that Ernest Hemingway inspired the creation of the frozen variety at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s.

Easy Strawberry Daiquiri

12-ounce bag frozen strawberries

6-ounce can frozen lemonade

6 ounces water

6 ounces white rum

Add all ingredients to a blender. Fill with ice and pulse until smooth.

Feeling creative? Try some of these daiquiri creations:

Eating Well's Strawberry Coconut Daiquiri

Watermellon Daiquiri

Banana Orange Daiquiri

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