Summer is the perfect time for an slushy cocktail…especially when you have sweet juicy berries at your disposal. The kind folks at Blue Chair Bay Rum sent me a bottle of their premium white rum so I just had to whip up a cool beverage. The fragrant strawberries and luscious raspberries parked in my fridge enticed me into making these berry daiquiris. In college we just dumped frozen berries, powdered sugar and rum into a blender. It was time for a more sophisticated recipe.
This is such a simple recipe. You still toss all the ingredients into the into the blender, but measurements are key! Puree till you reach slushy perfection. Then taste and adjust the ingredients to your palate’s preference. Add more sugar if you like a sweet cocktail or more lime juice if you prefer a bigger hit of citrus. Just make sure you use ripe, sweet berries for the best flavor. Feel free to substitute frozen fruit in the off season; those results will be terrific, too.
- ½ cup fresh raspberries
- ½ cup quartered strawberries, put in freezer while prepping ingredients
- Juice of half a lime
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Blue Chair Bay premium white rum
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar (adjust depending on your preference)
- 6+ice cubes
- lime slices to garnish