This refreshing Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri is made with Jersey Fresh Strawberries. It’s the perfect summer slushie cocktail to make for your next party.
Welcome to strawberry season here on our farm. It’s the most wonderful time of the year in my book. To celebrate, I am going to share some great strawberry recipes over the next few weeks. I only wish Jersey Strawberry season would last longer. But we enjoy them as much as we can during the season.
Remember that old familiar expression, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere.” Today, even as I write this in the very early hours of the morning, I am going to share with you a delicious Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri. It’s a slightly different version of my ABSOLUTE favorite drink….EVERRRRRRR – a strawberry daiquiri!
This Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri mimics the flavors of Strawberry Shortcake dessert. It has a delicious hint of vanilla in the recipe.
Ever since I was a young child, I have had a thing for slushie drinks. To this day, I still will occasionally hit up our local convenience store and treat myself to one. The reason why I enjoy a daiquiri so much is pretty simple. They are an adult version slush. Hello – what’s not to love. You just have to watch out for the brain freezes. I learned from my years of experience that you just need to sip s-l-o-w-l-y.
Skip the mix and make your own slushy daiquiri at home. What makes this drink into a strawberry shortcake daiquiri is the whipped cream vodka and almond milk that I added into the mix. They both add a nice vanilla creamy flavor to the background of the drink. It is especially refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
I can’t forget to mention that I also made a strawberry simple syrup, using the Jersey Fresh strawberries we grow here on our farm. To make strawberry simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar, water and strawberries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve. Let the syrup cool completely. Add to a blender and process until smooth.
I like to add a good helping of whipped cream to top off my Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri. Did I ever tell you how much I love whipped cream? It wasn’t me who squirted the whipped cream can in my mouth. I promise….
The great thing about this drink is that if you don’t like alcohol, then leave it out. A non-alcoholic version of this Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiri is just as delicious. You can substitute vanilla or whipped cream syrup for the vodka. Your kids will love the non-alcoholic version too! Cool and refreshing.
Cheers! I hope you enjoy. And remember, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!
Cheers to Strawberry season. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own Strawberry Shortcake Daiquiris at home. Skip the mix and make fresh strawberry daiquiris at home using this easy recipe. It's the perfect slushy cocktail for cooling down in warmer weather!
- 2 1/2 cups Jersey Fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled and sliced (can also use frozen)
- 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup strawberry simple syrup, add more for extra sweetness (recipe below)
- 2 cups ice (add more ice to reach desired thickness if necessary_
- To make strawberry simple syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries. Bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves and cool.
- In a blender, add ice, 1/2 cup simple syrup, whipped cream vodka, coconut rum, almond milk and 2 cups of strawberries.
- Turn blender on and process until daiquiri is thick and ice is dissolved.
- Serve with whipped cream and a strawberry garnish.
If you are looking for more delicious drink recipes, then you have to visit my Drinks For All Pinterest Board. I pin all my favorite drink recipes there.