Strawberry Daiquiri

It’s about that time for Cocktail Hour.

That feeling when you order a really good cocktail and want another one but have to consider a few things. Well this time I can certainly have another one from the comfort of my own home. So bring on the rum and strawberries.

Strawberries have a very sweet pungent perfume, and adding them to cocktails is a real treat. Not only for their smell, but also their sweet taste of summer and blushing colour. Next time you’re having a dinner party this cocktail is a great show stopper. Prep all your ingredients the day before, infuse the syrup with some mint sprigs overnight and there you have it. Cocktails on tap.



Fresh Mint

3 oz (90ml) Simple syrup

3 oz (90ml) Fresh lime juice

2 oz (60ml) White rum

2 oz (60ml) Sparkling water (Plain or flavoured)


Cut a few strawberries into half and place them inside a jar or cocktail shaker.

Muddle the mint and strawberries, then add the syrup and let it infuse for 1 minute. Add the fresh lime juice followed by the rum and some ice. Give it a good shake and serve. (About 15 shakes)

For a silky finish, sieve as you pour into a glass then add some chopped strawberries and mint leaves for garnish. Oh and of course that one strawberry for a fancy touch.


Sylvia Jemutai
Sylvia Jemutai

Sylvia Jemutai is a food and lifestyle photographer, writer, food stylist, and designer based in Nairobi. Exploring life through delicious food and photography one plate at a time. With a fondness for delicious home cooked meals, mammoth salads and occasional dessert for breakfast.