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Master of Cocktails - The Strawberry Daiquiri

by Ben Ellefsen     30. June 2014 11:53

Master of Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri

Right then y'all. It’s time once again for #MasterofCocktails. This week's drink (and next week's come to think of it), are both drinks that you *should* feel comfortable ordering if they're made correctly.

They are both pink though. Very pink.

This one (as you may have guessed) is a Strawberry Daiquiri. We're making it properly, which means no strawberry syrup, no strawberry liqueur and absolutely no sweet and sour mix. Shall we?

Master of Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri ingredients

You’ll be needing these...

List of Ingredients

  • 50ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 12.5ml Monin Sugar Syrup
  • ~6 strawberries
  • So. Rum. I'm using Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva for this, as I want something meaty to stand up to the strawberries. 50ml into a Boston Shaker please.

    Master of Cocktails Diploamtico Reserva Exclusiva

    Lime juice next. How much? Half. 25ml.

    Master of Cocktails Lime Juice

    Now Sugar Syrup. Half again. 12.5ml.

    Master of Cocktails Sugar Syrup

    On to the strawberries. Half a dozen or so will do. No need to hull them – we're going to strain it anyway. Whip them in half though as that'll help them break up in the shaker.

    Master of Cocktails Halved Strawberries

    Incidentally, if you've got strawberries that are going a bit brown or are past their prime, they're perfect for this. The 'over-ripe' heady flavour and aroma of ultra-ripe fruit is great, and there aren't any presentation issues.

    Pack the shaker with ice, and shake for about a minute. Hard.

    Master of Cocktails Ice

    The ice will have bashed the fuck out of the strawberries for you. No need for muddling.

    Master of Cocktails Bashed strawberries

    Now fine-strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.

    Master of Cocktails Strain

    And serve. The Strawberry Daiquiri. Absolutely delicious, and not embarrassing *if* done correctly.

    Master of Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri

    Enjoy!

    The temptation would seem to be to balance the strawberries with a bit more lime (as they're sweet). This is actually unnecessary as nearly all hand-fruit has perfect acid balance anyway.


    #6secondcocktails

    If you’re playing along at home, don’t forget to send your pictures over to @MasterOfMalt so we can show off how cool our friends are on the blog. Speaking of cool, @DJOsito has joined in again.

    Master of Cocktails @djosito Strawberry Daiquiri

    @DJOsito used Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old and some homemade sugar syrup. Niiiiice.

    Tune in next week where we'll be using these ingredients. Yes, I’m 100% serious. #boldmove

    Master of Cocktails Next Week

    Next week, you'll be needing these...
    Cranberry Juice, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Vestal Kaszebe 2013, a lemon, a lime and an orange.

    Ben

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