Monday 6 October 2014

Strawberry Daiquiri

It's London Cocktail Week.  So this week I'll be bringing you a cocktail recipe. 
A little while ago I was asked if the blog was an outpouring for a deeply held campness.  I'm not sure it is (or that any campness is that deeply held) but if there was ever a post to put this into context, this will be it: the campest drink ever, the strawberry daiquiri. 
To be honest, the noble daiquiri deserves better than this.  Much, much better.  It deserves a kind of respect that mixing it with all kinds of weird fruit.  But I had some strawberries left over from something else and wanted them to go in a drink.  So here it is. 
2-3 barspoons (is this the same as a teaspoon?) caster sugar
50g ripe strawberries
Juice of half a lime
50ml golden rum

Start by hulling and quartering your strawberries.  Sprinkle one barspoon of sugar over them and leave them in the fridge for a few hours to macerate.  When they're ready, get them out and blitz in the food processor.  Strain the liquid through a sieve, using a wooden (not metal) spoon to force the juice out without the seeds. 

Put one to two barspoons of sugar (depending how sweet you like your drinks and remembering that you'll have extra sweetness from the strawberries) into a shaker and add the lime juice together with a barspoon of water from the tap.  Stir until the sugar has dissolved.  Add the rum and 50ml of the strawberry juice.  Fill the shaker up with ice and shake like crazy until properly dissolved.  Strain into a martini glass and serve, preferably with a pretentious slice of strawberry.

I think you're meant to drink this with your pinky finger sticking out. 

 - GrubsterBoy -

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