Strawberry Daiquiri with Vodka

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Cocktail Type


Great for

Pool Party



Group of pink and refreshing Strawberry Daiquiris with vodka

Learning how to make a Strawberry Daiquiri with vodka is a shortcut to a festive summer for sure! This fresh, fruity, zesty drink is a holiday staple for a reason — it just has a laid-back vibe about it.  



Try white rum or gin if you don’t have any vodka handy


A great drink to make after you’ve gone strawberry picking in summer


Pairs beautifully with both ceviche and chicken satay



1 Person

60 Ml

2 Oz

2 Parts

30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

sugar syrup 
30 Ml

1 Oz

1 Parts

fresh lime juice 
5 medium-sized strawberries, hulled and frozen 
Mint or strawberry slices to garnish 



Add the vodka, sugar syrup, lime juice, and half a cup of ice to a blender


Blend until smooth and thick


Pour into a chilled martini or margarita glass


Garnish and serve

What is a Daiquiri exactly?

Quite a big deal, TBH. See, the daiquiri family of cocktails are one of the six main cocktail types listed in The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury. This classic cocktail book has been a go-to for professional bartenders for years. Suffice it to say, Mr Embury knew his stuff.  

The exact history of this cocktail type has been somewhat muddled over the course of the years, but most sources agree that it was named after the small village of Daiquirí, 14 miles east of Santiago de Cuba. Here, it is said, American mining engineer Jennings Cox ran out of gin during a cocktail party in 1898. In a flash of inspiration, he substituted rum, which is plentiful in Cuba, and invented a new drink variant on the spot.  

These days, there are countless variations of the daiquiri, most of which are fruit-based. It is also often made with vodka as a substitute for rum. 

Can you make a Strawberry Daiquiri with vodka?

You most certainly can! Vodka makes an excellent base for a Daiquiri because its flavour is very mellow, and it pairs well with just about anything. Since it doesn’t have any herbaceous or bitter notes, it sets the stage for the fruit to be the star of the show. Strawberries come to the party with quite a zesty personality, so this is a match made in cocktail heaven. 

We recommend choosing a high-quality vodka that has been quadruple-distilled to be beautifully smooth and easy to enjoy. This way you’ll be sure that the base of your cocktail is already amazing, and that anything you layer on top of it will go down a treat.  

A top tip to create a more interesting flavour profile, consider garnishing the cocktail with a sprig of tarragon. The bittersweet flavour of tarragon is often likened to liquorice, anise, and fennel, and it provides a very interesting counterpoint to the sweetness of the strawberry. 

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A Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is a pure delight in the summertime. It makes a great drink at birthday parties, garden parties, girl's nights, or even just as an after-work drink when the day calls for a celebration to end if off.

You can use vodka instead of rum in cocktails like a Strawberry Daiquiri, but it does change the flavour profile a bit. It all depends on whether you prefer the taste of one spirit over the other. If it's a matter of convenience then go right ahead - it won't change the consistency of the drink.