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?
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 50ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
- 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
- 12.5ml Monin Sugar Syrup
- ~6 strawberries
Lime juice next. How much? Half. 25ml.
Now Sugar Syrup. Half again. 12.5ml.
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.
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.
The ice will have bashed the fuck out of the strawberries for you. No need for muddling.
Now fine-strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
And serve. The Strawberry Daiquiri. Absolutely delicious, and not embarrassing *if* done correctly.
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.
@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