The best strawberry daiquiri is bright and full-flavored but never too sweet, balancing juicy berries and tart lime. This recipe from Chuck A. Rivera Rodriguez at JungleBird in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ups the aromatic with a no-cook syrup made with mashed strawberries and fragrant lime peel.

May 2019


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins


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  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove green lime peels in strips, being careful to avoid white pith. Place peels in a large bowl. Juice limes, and set aside juice.

  • Add strawberries and juiced limes to bowl with lime peels. Add sugar, and muddle to crush fruit. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 hour. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer, and discard solids. (You will have about 1 3/4 cups strawberry mixture.) Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up 1 week.

  • To make 1 drink, combine white rum, 2 tablespoons reserved lime juice, and 1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry mixture in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; cover and shake until well chilled, about 12 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with strawberry and lime wheel.