A non-alcoholic version of Strawberry Daiquiri is one of the most popular mocktail recipes. And if you're looking for an easy non-alcoholic drink to make at home, this one's for you.
With the perfect combination of fresh and frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, and a non-alcoholic Rum alternative, this fruity, non-alcoholic Daiquiri tastes fantastic. When done right, it also won't separate while you sip on it.
When following our tips and tricks, you will get more than just an ordinary strawberry smoothie. So, let's make the best frozen Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri.
What is in a non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri?
This alcohol-free version of a frozen Daiquiri is quite far from the original Daiquiri Cocktail. That consists of Rum, lime juice, and a bit of syrup and is shaken, not blended.
Frozen and fruity Daiquiris made with Rum, various fruits, and ice only became really popular during the 1990s. You put all the ingredients in a blender and get a flavorful, sweet, slush-like drink.
However, while I prefer the classic recipe for drinks containing alcohol, in a mocktail, the frozen texture and fruity elements are a great plus. So, for a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, you'll need the following:
- Fresh strawberries
- Frozen strawberries
- Non-alcoholic Rum alternative
- Demerara syrup
- Fresh lime juice
Why frozen strawberries?
In blended drinks, you either use ice or other frozen ingredients. Yet, in this case, adding ice to fresh strawberries would make the drink too watery.
So, to bring in the right texture and get these frozen and icy bits in the drink, you use frozen strawberries combined with fresh ones for more flavor. If you wonder why both, that's easy to answer.
If you want that bang-on, delicious, natural strawberry taste, you will only get that from fresh fruits kept at room temperature. Freezing or cooling fruit (or any other food, for that matter) reduces the intensity of their taste.
Therefore, by finding the right balance of frozen vs. fresh strawberries, your Strawberry Daiquiri mocktail will have both - the necessary icy texture and a ton of flavor.
Replacing the Rum part
Mocktails, virgin drinks, or non-alcoholic cocktails - no matter which term you prefer, all stand and fall with how you replace the alcohol. In the past, people often did that by adding lemon-lime soda, tonic water, or other soft drinks. -Also in a non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri.
While the idea is plausible, usually, the results are far from what one can call a proper drink. In most cases, they were so far from the original taste that they shouldn't be called "Strawberry Daiquiri" in the first place. At best, you could go with strawberry smoothie. At worst, not even that.
Luckily, we now have access to non-alcoholic spirit alternatives. Granted, they don't come cheap. But they are great if you can't do alcohol and want a drink and not just juice with a fancy name. Here, we're looking for a replacement for White Rum.
My recommendation for this is Lyre's White Cane Spirit. This alcohol-free alternative combined with a rich and sweet Demerara syrup does an excellent job of imitating Rum.
- 1 Citrus Juicer
- 1 Jigger
- 0.75 cup Frozen strawberries
- 0.25 cup Fresh strawberries
- 2 oz Lime juice
- 1.5 oz Demerara syrup
- 1.5 oz Lyre's White Cane Spirit (or your favorite non-alcoholic Rum alternative)
- Take the frozen strawberries out of the freezer and let them thaw for one or two minutes.
- Rinse the fresh strawberries and add them to your blender with Demerara syrup, alcohol-free Rum, and lime juice.
- Blend this mixture until it has a very smooth consistency.
- Gradually add frozen strawberries to the mix and blend until no chunks are remaining.
- Pour into a Hurricane glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
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