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Toast to Warm Weather with 12 Healthy (Grown-Up) Daiquiri Recipes

Fancy a Daiquiri?

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When you hear "daiquiri," what comes to mind? If we had to guess: It's a bright pink frozen drink you were served (poolside, obv) while on vacation with your family when you were about 15. It was made of (maybe) some fruit, (definitely) a lot of sugar, and (most likely) topped with a colorful umbrella.

But the real definition of a daiquiri might surprise you: It's simply a drink made with rum and lime juice. Yep, that's it. No artificial food coloring, a mountain of sugar, or slushie-like texture required. We rounded up some deliciously healthy daiquiri recipes so you can #flashbackfriday to flirting with the cabana boy, only with a much more grown-up drink in your hand.

For more boozy drinks perfect for spring and summer, try these wine slushie recipes and low-alcohol cocktails.

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Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri

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We'll ease you into the plethora of daiquiri possibilities with this Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri—i.e. the perfect all-grown-up version of the OG drink you used to love. With just one or two tablespoons of simple syrup, this drink is much lower in sugar than anything made from a mix. You could even nix it entirely if you think the frozen strawberries make it sweet enough.

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Mango Daiquiri

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Made with just fresh mango, lime juice, rum, ice, and a pinch of sugar, this minimalist Mango Daiquiri will be just the right amount of sweet and completely satisfying. (And since mango can be a total b*tch to cut, here's your guide on How to Cut Tricky Fruit.)

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Coffee-Infused Raspberry Daiquiri

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Coffee-infused rum and a dash of cocoa take this Coffee Raspberry Daiquiri from happy hour to dessert in a cocktail that's more next-level tasty than teenage. Didn't we tell you that daiquiris could be mature?

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Coconut Daiquiri

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If your main goal when sipping a daiquiri is to feel transported to the tropics, then this Coconut Daiquiri is your drink. Plus, as far as cocktails go, we'd consider it super healthy. This recipe is made with white rum, fresh lime juice, coconut water simple syrup, and lime zest salt. Translation: a little bit fancy and a lot delicious. (And, as if you didn't already know, coconut water has all sorts of health benefits.)

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Raspberry Banana Daiquiri

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This Raspberry Banana Daiquiri is more proof that the classic drink does not have to be frozen. Made with a raspberry-banana purée and fresh lime juice, this cocktail is basically a smoothie with a splash of booze. (Try these 8 Fresh Smoothie Recipes for Spring to get your non-alcoholic fix.)

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Watermelon Lime Daiquiri

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Made with just three ingredients (plus ice), this super simple Watermelon Lime Daiquiri tastes like summer in a blender. (Use the rest of the watermelon to make these sweet and savory recipes.)

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Blueberry Mint Daiquiri

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These Blueberry Mint Daiquiris taste like if a mojito and a daiquiri had a baby—a boozy, blue baby. (If blueberry if your jam—pun intended—you'll love these 10 Berry Creative Ways to Use Blueberries.)

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Peach Blackberry Basil Daiquiri

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This Peach Blackberry Basil Daiquiri packs a whole bundle of fruit and herb flavors into one cocktail. Pureéd fresh peaches plus fresh blackberries and basil make for a very adult daiquiri—and, nope, daiquiris don't need to always be frozen!

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Pineapple Daiquiri

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This Frozen Pineapple Daiquiri is simple and sweet—the way a frozen, fresh-fruit cocktail should be. (P.S. Pineapple is one of 12 Foods That Boost Your Immune System.)

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Peach Daiquiri

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Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy peach. Well, this Fresh Peach Daiquiri is the slushie, alcoholic equivalent. It's made with coconut rum, a peach, a splash of grenadine, and sweet and sour mix. Don't love pre-made mixes? We totally get it! You can substitute it with lime juice instead.

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Banana Daiquiri

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This citrus Banana Daiquiri is spiked with orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and white rum for a tropical treat á la the U.S. Virgin Islands. Toss a maraschino cherry (or five) on top for an extra sweet treat and a pretty presentation.

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Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava Daiquiri

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This Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava Daiquiri was inspired by a Hawaiian specialty juice. Grab a can (find it at Whole Foods!) or make your own (mix passionfruit, guava, and orange juice in equal parts). Then just add rum and ice for the ultimate tropical cocktail.

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