Carton Council July Blog: Summertime Strawberry Daiquiri
Ready to sip on summertime? Try our refreshing strawberry drink recipe!
Summertime is one of our favorite seasons for so many reasons – including vacation, sunshine, and longer days, to name a few. Strawberries are also at the top of the list because their peak season is April-June, but it can last all the way through August if we’re lucky.
Everytime we see ripe, juicy strawberries at the store, however, we find ourselves asking, “to eat or to blend?” (If you’ve ever blended up strawberries into a daiquiri, you know what we mean!) With this recipe, we’ve got you covered – grab some sweet strawberries to nibble on and add to your glass as a garnish, and use a shelf-stable strawberry mix for your daiquiri.
The mixes we’ve found, like this one from Island Oasis, use the entire strawberry, seeds and all, to give you that big berry flavor. The sugar is already incorporated, so no need to mess with making the simple syrup from scratch. Just add ice and blend for a virgin daiquiri or top with a bit of rum for your 21+ crowd, and add a fresh strawberry garnish to your drink. It’s summer in a glass!
When you’re done, toss the empty strawberry mix into the recycling, add any remaining strawberry tops to your water glass to create your very own spa water, and kick your feet up next to the nearest pool, lake or beach. You can make your drink even more eco-friendly and serve it with a reusable straw.
Summertime Strawberry Daiquiri
- 4.5 oz shelf-stable strawberry mix from a carton
- 2 oz. rum (optional)
- 16 oz. ice
- A squeeze of lime (optional)
- 1 fresh strawberry for garnish (optional)
And of course, remember that other food and beverage cartons are recyclable, too!