Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail

It’s always high season for Strawberry Daiquiris which is, by far, the coolest cocktail in town.

Everyone enjoys a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri at the poolside. This Cuban cocktail recipe is a thirst quencher on a hot summer day. It’s made with strawberries, rum, lime juice, and sugar.

Ways to Make a Daiquiri Cocktail

Daiquiris come in many flavors like mango, banana, pineapple, watermelon, cherry, and the infamous Hemmingway Daiquiri. Speaking of, did you know that Hemmingway wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls” while living in Havana, Cuba?

To Freeze or Not to Freeze, That is the Question

Some people use only fresh strawberries and some use frozen strawberries but I like to make this Daiquiri using both fresh and frozen strawberries. It gives both the taste of fresh strawberries and the perfect slushiness you can only get from frozen strawberries.

The best rum to use is white rum as it has a clean light flavor that works well with strawberries. You can make a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri by replacing the rum with lemon-lime soda.

History of the Daiquiri

Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba and is a word of Taíno origin. The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba (then at the tail-end of the Spanish Captaincy-General government) at the time of the Spanish–American War. It is also possible that William A. Chanler, a US congressman who purchased the Santiago iron mines in 1902, introduced the daiquiri to clubs in New York in that year.

The City of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is the capital of Cuba’s southeastern Santiago de Cuba Province, facing a bay off the Caribbean Sea. The city exports copper, iron, manganese, sugar, and fruit, and it is the southern terminus of the country’s Central Highway and Cuba’s major railway. The city has a population of 423,392 people as of the 2020 census.

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, better known as Desi Arnaz, was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1917 and would go on to become a famous actor, bandleader, and film and television producer. He played Ricky Ricardo on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, in which he co-starred with his then-wife Lucille Ball.

A Brief History of Santiago de Cuba

Founded by the Spanish in 1515, it’s known for its colonial architecture and revolutionary history. The city was plundered by the French in 1553, and by the English in 1603. During the Spanish–American War, Santiago was the site of the major defeat of Spanish troops at San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898.

On July 26, 1953, the Cuban Revolution began against the military dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. Fidel Castro proclaimed the victory of the Cuban Revolution from a balcony on Santiago de Cuba’s city hall on January 1st, 1951. The revolution heralded an era of Cuban medical internationalism and Cuban intervention in foreign conflicts in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Toursim in Santiago de Cuba

The local citadel of San Pedro de la Roca is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles”.

The distinctive Afro-Cuban cultural influences are on display during July’s Carnaval, a festival with drum-beating parades featuring colorful costumes and son dancing, a precursor to salsa.

A short drive from Santiago de Cuba is Cobre, an old copper-mining town that houses Cuba’s most important shrine—dedicated to the Virgen de la Caridad (Virgin of Charity), proclaimed to be the protectress of Cuba. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year seeking blessings and healing.

Santiago de Cuba is also the birthplace (1682) of the world-famous Bacardi brand, which was started by Facundo Bacardi Masso in 1862. During the Cuban revolution, the extensive art collection of the Bacardí family was seized and is now on display at the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum.

Cuban Cuisine

As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Other culinary influences include the Taíno, the indigenous people of Cuba, Africa, from the Africans who were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists who came to Cuba from Haiti.

Another factor is that Cuba is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences and the tropical climate produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in many Cuban dishes and meals.

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How to Make this Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

This is an easy drink to make and only takes about 5 minutes to do. As always gather your equipment and ingredients before starting.

What You Need to Make Strawberry Daiquiris

Equipment Needed

  • Blender
  • Highball Glass

For the Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 4 oz light rum
  • 1 lime juiced

To Garnish:

  • fresh strawberries
  • lime slices

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to Mix a Strawberry Daiquiri

  1. In a Blender

    Add frozen and fresh strawberries, sugar, rum, and lime juice to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth.

  2. Add the Garnish

    Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh berries and lime slices if desired.

Daiquiris are an easy drink and taste great in the hot summer months. And they’re even easier to make … just a quick spin in the blender and you’re good to go.

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
A perfect Strawberry Daiquiri should be a frosty blend full of strawberry-citrus slush and this recipe fits the bill. You can make a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri by replacing the rum with lemon-lime soda.

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 cocktail
Calories 217 kcal





  • Add frozen and fresh strawberries, sugar, rum, and lime juice to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
    4 cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup fresh strawberries, ½ cup white sugar, 4 oz light rum, 1 lime
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh berries and lime slices if desired.
    fresh strawberries, lime slices


Serving: 10ozCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 38.8gProtein: 1.2gFat: 0.5gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 276mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 33.8gCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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