Strawberry Passionfruit Daiquiri for National Daiquiri Day

DATE: July 19, 2019

Reflecting the warm gradient colors of the tropical sunset, our refreshing Strawberry Passionfruit Daiquiri is the perfect drink for a day at the beach and especially appropriate to enjoy on National Daiquiri Day!

Famous for its fruity and sweet qualities, the classic Daiquiri has a past far from those characteristics. The Daiquiri was named after the Cuban town in which it originated. The mixed drink was actually formulated during war for health purposes. A mining engineer named Jennings Cox is most often cited as the creator of the popular cocktail. He believed that the mixture of limes and alcohol would improve miner’s chances of fighting potentially fatal diseases, especially yellow fever. Cox made the drink solely with lime and rum during the Spanish-American War, not strawberries and other sweet fruits to which we are accustomed today. The Daiquiri was introduced to the United States in 1908, and in 1932, new variations of the cocktail were created by bar owners in Havana, Cuba. Consequently, these recipes quickly spread to new borders. The drink grew to tremendous popularity in the 1940s and is still a very popular warm-weather cocktail today.

Below is the recipe for the Turtle’s Pool and Beach Bar’s Strawberry-Passionfruit Daiquiri made by our bartender, Jennifer. This quick and simple recipe is perfect for any summer occasion!

Ingredients

  • 25 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
  • Shaved Ice
  • Passionfruit Puree
  • Strawberry Puree
  • Pineapple wedges
  • Cherries
  • Biodegradable straw

Directions

  1. Using half of the rum, shaved ice, and sugar, combine ingredients with strawberry puree in a blender.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Using the other half of rum, shaved ice, and sugar, combine ingredients with passionfruit puree in a blender.
  4. Pour into the same glass.
  5. Gently stir to create a gradient/ombre effect.
  6. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.
  7. Enjoy with a biodegradable straw.