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All hail the frozen daiquiri! This icy spin on the classic is easy to blend up with white rum, lime and simple syrup.

Frozen Daiquiri
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All hail the Frozen Daiquiri! Did you know how easy it is to whip up this frozen drink? There’s no need for purchased mixes to make a daiquiri. Nope, all you need are a handful of ingredients to achieve massive flavor! This frozen spin on the Classic Daiquiri tastes intensely zesty from the lime and fruity from the rum. Take one sip, and it’s so much greater than the sum of its parts!

Frozen daiquiri vs classic

What’s a daiquiri? A daiquiri is a family of cocktails with the main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (usually lime), and sweetener. A classic daiquiri is actually not frozen at all! It was invented back in the 1800’s in Cuba, and is served shaken and strained in a cocktail glass.

Frozen daiquiris blend ice with the cocktail ingredients, making a slushy-like texture similar to a smoothie. Frozen daiquiris of every color and flavor became popular in America in the 1990’s, the most popular of which is the ubiquitous frozen strawberry daiquiri.

Ingredients in this frozen daiquiri

This frozen daiquiri has the same ingredients as the classic drink, but it’s blended with ice. You could call it a lime frozen daiquiri, if you like! The great part about this recipe? You can make 2 of the 4 ingredients at home. All you need to buy is white rum and limes! Here’s are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • White rum
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup: easy to make at home using equal parts sugar and water!
  • Ice

All you need to do? Give them a whiz in the blender and serve immediately! It blends up into the most delicious icy frozen cocktail imaginable. Did you want a flavored daiquiri instead? Keep reading.

Frozen Daiquiri recipe

The rum to use

This frozen daiquiri is pretty forgiving when it comes to alcohol quality, since it’s frozen. But with any drink, we recommend using at least a mid-priced liquor if you can. This usually corresponds to quality, and is a good way to ensure great flavor.

The traditional type of rum in a daiquiri is white rum, which is what we recommend using here. This is important not only for flavor: it also ensures the bright white color of the drink. Using aged rum or dark rum tastes great, but it does color the drink: so beware!

Frozen daiquiri variations

Were you looking for a flavored frozen daiquiri? We’ve got you covered there too. Add fruit to make these flavor variations:

Double or triple it for a crowd!

This recipe makes enough for 2 drinks, which is great for whipping up for you and your partner as you sip daiquiris as you watch the sun set. (Which is what you’re doing, right?) But if you’re serving for a party, multiply those quantities for more servings in the same amount of time! Use the 2x button or 3x button in the recipe below. Depending on your blender, you may be able to fit 4x the recipe.

The ability to multiple blender drinks is a major advantage to the frozen daiquiri versus a classic daiquiri, which is made in a cocktail shaker. A cocktail shaker only fits 2 drinks at a time, making it time-consuming for whipping up for entertaining.

Frozen Daiquiri

More daiquiri recipes

Once you’ve made this frozen daiquiri recipe: promise us you’ll try a classic daiquiri too! Here are a few daiquiri recipes, served in a cocktail glass:

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Frozen daiquiri

Frozen Daiquiri

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


All hail the frozen daiquiri! This icy spin on the classic is easy to blend up with white rum, lime and simple syrup.


  • 4 ounces (½ cup) best quality light or white rum
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) simple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups ice


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately, garnished with a lime wheel if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Cocktail
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Bob Anderson says:

    Waaaaay too sweet for my taste. It might have been okay in its heyday of the 70s and 80s, (yes, I’m that old) but those syrupy-sweet days are over. As rum is a sweet spirit to begin with, I wouldn’t use more than 1 or 1-1/2 ounces of simple syrup if I were to make this again.

  2. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!