This Easy Frozen Daiquiri is made in about 10 minutes and only requires 4 ingredients. The result is a cold, slushy, boozy drink full of sweet and tart key lime flavor.
I love the occasional cocktail or frozen drink. Whether it’s a raspberry martini, salty dog, or a blackberry mojito, you can count in me for a fruity, tropical drink, especially when they’re easy to prepare.
During the summer months, frozen drinks are even better. All you need is a blender that can handle crushing ice, a few ingredients, and you’re in business.
Some of my most favorite ingredients to use in cocktails are fresh mint and key lime juice. Fresh mint is a common ingredient in our mojitos.
We use it in everything from key lime martinis to key lime ice cream. It’s no surprise that both would show up in our frozen daiquiri.
I decided to use key lime juice instead of regular lime juice, because it gives the daiquiri a nice lime flavor that doesn’t get lost in the other ingredients. Since key lime juice is fairly tart, it doesn’t take much and doesn’t melt the ice either.
This is the perfect drink for sharing. It’s great for cookouts, barbecues, or get togethers.
How to make a frozen daiquiri:
- Pour 4 to 5 cups of ice in a blender. This can be adjusted to reach the desired consistency for the frozen daiquiri.
- Add the simple syrup, white or silver rum, and key lime juice.
- Process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses, and garnish with fresh lime wedges and straws. Enjoy immediately!
Key limes are seasonally grown in Florida and California but can grow in Mexico year-round. They’re smaller in size than Persian or Tahitian limes, and are about the size of a ping pong ball or slightly larger.
Key limes are slightly yellow in color and contain far more seeds than larger limes, and their juice is more tart and very aromatic.
The juice seems to have a smooth, more distinct flavor when used in baking and cooking. We use it for key lime fudge and key lime cheesecake dip instead of using Persian lime juice.
Persian or Tahitian limes are larger in size than key limes. They are oval in shape, and resemble a green lemon.
They are the variety most commonly sold in supermarkets and have a longer shelf life than key limes due to their thick peels. Their juice is also tart but doesn’t seem quite as concentrated as key lime juice and not as distinct in flavor.
Yes, absolutely! We used 1 ounce of key lime juice for the daiquiris and recommend using 1-2 ounces of lime juice in place of the key lime juice. Adjust depending on tastes. A bit more ice may be needed to compensate for the extra liquid.
We do not recommend storing frozen daiquiris. They are best enjoyed immediately.
Yes, coconut rum would taste great in place of the white rum in a daiquiri. It would turn this drink into a tropical cocktail.
- 4-5 Cups Ice
- 4 Ounces Simple Syrup
- 4 Ounces White Rum
- 1 Ounce Key Lime Juice (may substitute with 2 ounces Persian or Tahitian lime juice; *See Note)
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with key lime slices. Serve immediately.
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of . Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Key lime juice is not the same as Persian or Tahitian lime juice. If you use Persian or Tahitian lime juice, it won't be as strong, so more may be needed depending on your tastes. Adjust as desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.