Beat the Heat With This Frozen Daiquiri Recipe

Red Bull might give you wings, but this frozen daiquiri recipe will have you walking on sunshine after one sip.

Updated February 6, 2024
Classic Frozen Daiquiri

Turn your airplane mode on because one sip of this frozen daiquiri will send you on vacation. If there's one recipe to have up your sleeves this summer, it's an ice-cold cocktail with a citrus punch and rum kick that dances on your tongue. Embrace the summertime with this fun-to-make adult slushie. 

How to Make a Frozen Daiquiri 

We get it; flavored drinks aren't for everyone. While the frozen strawberry daiquiri is a bar favorite, this classic frozen daiquiri is perfect for those who want to skip the extra sweeteners and go straight for a cool-down drink instead. 



  1. In a blender, add ice, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Blend until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a margarita or rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Fast Fact

While the daiquiri is an early 20th century concoction, this chilly version broke onto the scene decades later when blenders became a semi-staple behind bars. 

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6 Variations and Substitutions to Try 

Short of adding fruity-flavored liqueurs to the mix, you've got plenty of options to mold this frozen cocktail into your ideal beachside package.

  • Use lime cordial instead of lime juice for a slightly sweeter lime cocktail.
  • For a tarter daiquiri, use extra lime juice.
  • Instead of light rum, test gold or dark rum to find the right flavors for you.
  • Replace 1 ounce of rum with pineapple-infused vodka.
  • Include a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a tart flavor that doesn't overwhelm the lime notes.
  • In place of lime juice and simple syrup try limeade. 

Garnishes to Dress Things Up 

The traditional frozen daiquiri calls for a lime wheel garnish, but there are so many other ebullient garnishes you can try. 

  • Opt for a lime wedge or slice instead of the usual wheel. 
  • Use a lemon wheel, wedge, or slice for a sunnier color.
  • Consider adding a citrus peel, twist, or ribbon to decorate your frozen daiquiri.
  • Braid citrus peels together for a real pop of color and a unique touch.

The Song of the Summer Is Ice, Ice, Daiquiri 

An ice-cold frozen daiquiri is the perfect thirst quencher to blend up when you're ready to cool off. Skip the added syrup and flavors in fruity daiquiris and go straight for the traditional frozen daiquiri instead. Its sweet lime flavors will draw you in so fast, you'll never look back at another frozen cocktail again. 

Beat the Heat With This Frozen Daiquiri Recipe