Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Cocktails: Strawberry Banana Daiquiri

Can you tell I am in summer mode this week? The weather brings it out! And maybe my lobster arms from the sun this weekend or the sunglasses tan line I am already rocking.

Anyway, I love summer so much and I love experimenting with new cocktails (whether I create it or find a recipe). I will have a series of Summer Cocktails that I will feature throughout the season.

First in the series is a Strawberry Banana Daiquiri. Let me preface it with, I would normally never ever choose this as a featured summer cocktail. It's traditionally so sweet and heavy and you can drink only one before moving on to something better. Then I discovered the recipe below. And this is how we stumbled upon it 2 Saturdays ago around 10pm...
Shane: Hey, you should look online for a daiquiri recipe. What goes in daiquiris?
Me: Daiquiri mix, which we don't have.
Shane: Really Liz, daiquiri mix? That's your answer? Can you just look up a recipe?
Me: Fine, but I am telling you that the answer will be daiquiri mix, ok?.
Shane: Can you just look online?

Needless to say, I found a great "homemade" daiquiri recipe, and then Shane started to demand fancier recipes, bringing us to this variation (did you know that daiquiris were this easy to make? Is it just me who thought it was some complicated recipe requiring an already made mix?). Enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Daiquiri

(found here)

1 1/2 ounces light Rum (we may have added extra rum)
1 tablespoon Triple Sec
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 banana
2 ounces strawberry puree  (we used fresh strawberries and didn't puree them separately from the other ingredients in the blender)
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into a sour, champagne, or cocktail glass. Garnish with slice of banana and strawberry if desired (we desired).


  1. I love that I can picture that whole conversation taking place..classic Shane and Liz. I also thought daiquiris were complicated. I am pleased they are not...but cleaning a blender always sucks. Anyways, I want to come have one with you two!

  2. made them again last night, no mix neeeded! pure heaven in a glass.