When life hands you strawberries, MAKE STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRIS! Last week, despite having made a pie, and eaten a ton of strawberries on their own, I still had lots of strawberries left from my St. Andrew's Acres strawberry picking adventure. I find that the best way to use up strawberries, or any fruit for that matter, that is on its last leg, is to puree it. When you know that your fruit is on or near its last day, turn it into some sort of sauce, soup, or drink. Strawberry daiquiris have been a favourite of mine for years, so it was a no brainer when I had to quickly come up with a way of using up my leftover strawberries.
Tip: To dress this drink up for company, run a a cut lime around the rim of the glass and dip the rim in sugar.
2-3 cups strawberries (you may use frozen)
3 oz rum
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled till dissolved, and cooled)
1-2 cups ice
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until it reaches desired consistency. Serve garnished with a strawberry or lime slice.