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.  

What is a Daiquiri exactly?  

Quite a big deal TBH. See, the daiquiri family of cocktails is 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 flavor 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.



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

2 Oz

60 Ml

2 Parts

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Simple syrup 
1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Fresh lime juice 
Medium-sized frozen strawberries, hulled
Mint sprig or strawberry slices to garnish 



Add the vodka, simple 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

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One of the best fruity cocktails you can make as a newbie, a frozen Daiquiri contains the same ingredients as a shaken Daiquiri. Instead of serving it on the rocks, the ice is blended with the rest of the ingredients to create a slushie-like texture.  

These easy summer cocktails contain fresh strawberries, vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice. It goes exceptionally well with a tarragon sprig garnish. There are also recipes for Strawberry Daiquiris that include rum. This is seen as the more traditional choice.  

A strawberry daiquiri is traditionally made with rum but can also be made with vodka. 

The ABV of the average strawberry daiquiri with vodka comes in at around 12% ABV (24 proof). It's a little stronger than a frozen daiquiri, which sits at 8 percent ABV (16 proof) thanks to the amount of ice incorporated in the recipe.