Toast to Warm Weather with 12 Healthy (Grown-Up) Daiquiri Recipes
Fancy a Daiquiri?
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.
Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri
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.
Coffee-Infused Raspberry Daiquiri
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?
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.)
Raspberry Banana Daiquiri
Watermelon Lime Daiquiri
Blueberry Mint Daiquiri
Peach Blackberry Basil Daiquiri
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!
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.
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.
Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava Daiquiri
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.