Sweet Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe: Your Juicy Summer Jam

Get ready for the summery taste of strawberries all year long with our sweet strawberry daiquiri recipe.

Updated February 1, 2024
Strawberry Daiquiri

The strawberry daiquiri is a poolside favorite, and it's here to stay. Since the classic daiquiris first hit the scene in the early 1900s, this flavored version wasn't far behind and soon became a popular summertime sipper. So skip the pre-made daiquiri mixers and shake up a cocktail for the ultimate cooldown. With a bit of sweetness and citrus tang, this strawberry daiquiri recipe is pure fruity joy. 

How to Make a Strawberry Daiquiri 

From the family of cocktails called sours, the classic strawberry daiquiri skips the blender in favor of a cocktail shaker. 



  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, lime juice, and strawberry liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Fast Fact

In the 80s and 90s, the reputation of the strawberry daiquiri took a hit when EZ-serve cocktails and pre-made mixers were all the rage. Thanks to the rise of home bartenders and restaurants returning to scratch-made ingredients, the strawberry daiquiri is typically made without the sugary mixes. 

Variations and Substitutions

There's more than one way to shake up a strawberry daiquiri, so don't stress if you need to swap a few ingredients.

  • Use strawberry rum in place of light rum for a more flavored cocktail.
  • Muddle the strawberries with a splash of lime juice for a fresh strawberry taste.
  • Add additional lime juice for a slightly tarter and less sweet daiquiri.
  • Use housemade strawberry simple syrup for some extra sweetness. 

Related: 13 Strawberry Martinis: The Sweetest Cocktail Combination


You may be hesitant to reinvent the lime wheel garnish, but think of all the possibilities!

  • In place of a lime wheel, consider a lime wedge or lime slice.
  • Think outside the lime, using a lime peel or lime ribbon.
  • Add a dehydrated lime wheel for an opulent touch.
  • Include a strawberry — either whole, a single slice, or fan out several slices.
  • Dehydrated strawberries pierced on their own or fresh strawberries on a skewer give new life to a classic strawberry daiquiri.

Cheery Strawberry Daiquiri

When searching for a tart yet juicy cocktail, the strawberry daiquiri delivers. With delightful hints of lime and juicy strawberry, there's no better poolside companion than this refreshingly delicious cocktail. 

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Sweet Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe: Your Juicy Summer Jam