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This strawberry daiquiri recipe is easy and full of luscious berry flavor! All you need are 5 minutes and a blender—no need for premade mix.

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Ever tried to make a strawberry daiquiri recipe at home? There’s no need to buy store-bought daiquiri mix. A homemade strawberry daiquiri with real frozen strawberries tastes infinitely better than a mix from the store!

As two homemade cocktail experts with over 300 cocktail recipes in our library, this one is a fast favorite! The luscious, juicy berry flavor is irresistibly refreshing. All you need are a few ingredients, a blender, and 5 minutes to whip up this classic drink!

“Divine daiquiri! I made it just as directed and it is fresh with well blended flavors. I will use this recipe for all future daiquiris.” -Pat

Why make this strawberry daiquiri recipe?

Alex and I created this strawberry daiquiri recipe to have pure berry flavor. It’s just sweet enough, with just the right finish of white rum. If ever there was a perfect drink for sipping on the patio, this is it! Here’s why we love it:

  • The flavor is pure, using real berries! Who knows what’s in those store-bought daiquiri mixes. This daiquiri is made of real frozen berries and lime, giving it a lush flavor.
  • It’s perfectly sweetened. Some strawberry daiquiris are overly sweet, but not this one. It’s sweetened just enough so you can enjoy the pure berry flavor without a sugar crash. Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that we love: it gently sweetens and adds flavor nuance (without making it taste like maple).
Strawberry daiquiri recipe in glass with straw and strawberry garnish.

How to make a strawberry daiquiri

This strawberry daiquiri had its first trial run one evening when our nephews visited for a cousin sleepover. We had homemade pizza (with our best pizza sauce and pizza dough) and movie night with popcorn. By the end of the night, the adults were exhausted!

Once the littles were in bed, we pulled out the blender to make homemade daiquiris. Man, were they good, and the perfect recipe for tired parents reclaiming the evening. Here’s how to make the best strawberry daiquiri recipe:

  • Step 1: Blend it up. Blend 1 pound frozen strawberries, ¼ cup lime juice, 6 tablespoons simple syrup, 1 cup white rum, 1 cup ice, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetener to your tastes.
  • Step 2: Garnish and serve. Pour into a glass and serve garnished with a lime slice and frozen strawberry! You can use any type of glass, from a margarita glass to a simple cocktail glass.

🍓 Want more with berries? Try our Top 10 Strawberry Cocktails.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri with lime and strawberry garnish.

Tips for making a frozen strawberry daiquiri

A few things to keep in mind when you’re making this strawberry daiquiri recipe:

  • Use good quality rum. The better the quality of rum, the tastier the drink. Look for a bottle in the mid-price range, around $15 to $20 for a 750 ml bottle.
  • Use best quality frozen strawberries. We tried this with a few different types of frozen berries, and it tastes much better with the best quality brand.
  • Freeze or chill your rum (optional). When we made this strawberry daiquiri recipe, we chilled our rum in a cocktail shaker to get it really cold. You also can throw the rum in the freezer the night before to keep the drink very cold.

Let us know if you try out this strawberry daiquiri recipe, and if it helps for exhausted parent evenings like ours! Or serve it at a bridal shower, girl’s night, cookout, pool party, or anytime you need a fruity drink.

Did you know a classic daiquiri isn’t frozen?

This strawberry daiquiri and the frozen daiquiri are variations on the classic daiquiri, a cocktail made simply with rum, lime and sugar and served straight up in a cocktail glass. It’s a classic sour cocktail invented in the early 1900’s.

The frozen daiquiris popular today came along later as variations on the theme! Another spin to try is the sophisticated Hemingway daiquiri, starring grapefruit juice and Maraschino liqueur.

Virgin strawberry daiquiri in glass.

Variation: make a virgin strawberry daiquiri

The virgin strawberry daiquiri is a popular mocktail variation on the classic. Our virgin daiquiri uses similar ingredients, but skips the rum and uses tonic water or lemon lime soda. It makes a bubbly, sweet and frosty drink that we think is nearly as good as the original.

More daiquiri recipes

There are lots more daiquiri recipes to add to your repertoire! Here are a few more to try:

Frequently asked questions

What rum is best for a strawberry daiquiri?

A light rum is your best bet! Opt for white rum or silver rum for a clean and refreshing flavor that won’t overpower the strawberries.

Can I use frozen strawberries in a daiquiri?

Frozen strawberries are best to achieve that frosty daiquiri texture; we don’t recommend using frozen berries here.

My daiquiri is too sweet or too sour! How can I adjust it?

If it’s too sour, add a bit more simple syrup and blend. Taste and continue to add sweetener until the flavor is balanced. If it’s too sweet, add a splash more fresh lime juice to balance the sweetness and add a refreshing tartness.

What’s a fun twist on the classic strawberry daiquiri?

Replace half the frozen berries with another frozen fruit like mango, pineapple, or peach, for a unique flavor combination.

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Strawberry daiquiri

Classic Strawberry Daiquiri

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This strawberry daiquiri recipe is easy and full of luscious berry flavor! All you need are 5 minutes and a blender: no need for premade mix.


  • 1 pound frozen strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons simple syrup (or pure maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup best quality white or light rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional syrup to balance if desired (different brands of frozen berries vary in flavor). Pour into 4 glasses and enjoy. 


Virgin variation: Blend 12 ounces (2 cups) frozen strawberries, ¼ cup simple syrup, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 cup tonic water or lemon lime soda, ½ to ¾ cup water,
and 1 cup ice. If desired, serve with another splash of tonic water or soda.

Fruity variations: Try replacing half the strawberries with another frozen fruit like pineapple, mango, or peaches for a few fun variations. Balance the flavor with syrup to taste. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

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 for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Lizzie says:

    This was amazing, I used fresh strawberries and added ice and used agave nectar instead of simple syrup. I prefer this recipe with just a little lime to some of the others that add things like sprite. I can’t wait to make it again! 😀 Thank you! 🙏

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you for making it!

  2. Bry says:

    It was very tart for us so we added extra sugar and strawberries to try and calm it down

  3. Antonia Lutz says:

    Very good Daiquiri! Would love to see more recipes for plant based Mocktails! Our favorites are Coconut, Banana, Orange, Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry and Blackberry!

  4. Pat Moon says:

    Divine daiquiri! I made it just as directed and it is fresh with well blended flavors. I will use this recipe for all future daiquiris.

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