So simple even yo momma can make it: The Low Carb Strawberry Daquiri

I’m sorry. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use “yo momma” in a sentence for at least 20 years, and it was just time. It’s really nothing personal.

Ever since I saw my neighbor sucking down a daiquiri in Mexico last winter, I’ve had a craving for an icy blended beverage. I didn’t know how they were made, but assumed it was some kind of sugary mix so I never bothered to ask them to make me one. But I figured it was possible to come up with some options that didn’t suck, and it’s still summer (PLEASE tell the people who are already going psycho over pumpkin spice shit this information) so it was totally time to make this happen.

I was expecting that a low-sugar/carb daiquiri recipe was going to be a complicated process, but good news for all you people who can’t be bothered to make complicated things or even really use your kitchen utensils… it’s easy as hell and can be made very quickly. The scary part is that it went down almost as fast, but that’s a story for another day.

Oh and by the way – this can be made with any fruit of your preference. I think some fruits, like strawberries, are a little meatier and hold together better in a blender – but it’s really up to you. Fresh or frozen will work, but I do prefer fresh fruit – it’s more flavorful and adds a fresh note to the drink (if you do use frozen, you may want to consider the additional ice content that will be in frozen produce).

The strawberry daiquiri

Every good daiquiri must have an umbrella and be drank (drunk? really?) in the sun.

Low-carb Strawberri Daiquiri (est. 5 carb)

Ingredients (makes one beverage, so double/triple/etc. for multiples):

  • 1.5 oz light rum
  • 0.5 oz Cointreau (or a similar orange liqueur) – if you don’t want to add liqueur, use orange extract!
  • 6 medium sized strawberries, stems removed (this will pretty much work with any fresh or frozen fruit)
  • 1/2 fresh lime, squeezed
  • Liquid Stevia
  • Enough ice to fill your receptacle (mug, martini glass, bucket… whatever) 2/3 full

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, add rum, Cointreau, lime juice, and Stevia, and mix well. Put aside.
  • Identify what receptacle you plan to use for your beverage(s). Measure 2/3 full of ice, then pour ice into blender.
  • Pour liquid mixture over ice in blender.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of water.
  • Make sure lid is securely on blender (no, seriously) and blend at highest speed available until everything looks well blended.
  • Pour into receptacle, add an umbrella and fancy straw, and enjoy.

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