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

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


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.



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.