Strawberry Pineapple Daiquiri Recipe

Who doesn't love a good daiquiri? They're famous for being frozen and fruity but it can be served just as delicious on the rocks. In fact, I dare you to try this cocktail and not like it. Pineapple is my favorite ingredient for cocktails. Pair it together with strawberry and white rum...heaven. The only thing that would make this better is a bit of coconut but let's not get out of control. Simplicity is key for when you're in a pinch.

I always like to shake my cocktails with an ice cube or two. It helps mix everything really well and makes the drink nice and cold.  White rum has more of a light flavor as opposed to dark rum which is richer. That's why it works well with fruity drinks. Coconut rum would make a fantastic substitute for the white rum and add an extra punch of flavor if you have it on hand. As innovative as you can get with cocktails, there's something about simple recipes with ingredients you can normally find in your kitchen. They're great on demand and mix well in batches too. I like to play with cocktails when I have a bartender making them for me but when I'm at home, I prefer simple and delicious, just like this one.

1/4 cup Strawberries
2 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Lime Juice
Pineapple Juice

1. Place strawberries at the bottom of a cocktail mixer. Muddle with a muddler or be resourceful and use the butt end of a wooden spoon. Add in rum, lime juice, simple syrup and ice cubes (optional). Shake well.

2. Fill a glass with ice, pour the mixture through a strainer. Top with pineapple juice. Garnish with a strawberry for garnish.

What are some of your favorite cocktails to serve during spring and summer?