Daiquiri Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Daiquiri Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Daiquiri, which has its origins in Cuba. The traditional Daiquiri is a combination of rum, lime juice, and sugar, but in this mocktail version, we omit the rum to create a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by everyone.

  • Origins: The original Daiquiri was created in the early 1900s in Cuba.
  • Popularity: It became popular in the United States in the mid-20th century.
  • Audience: This mocktail is perfect for those who enjoy tropical flavors but prefer or need to avoid alcohol, including teetotalers, pregnant women, and designated drivers.

How Daiquiri Mocktail Tastes?

The Daiquiri Mocktail has a refreshing, tangy taste with a sweet undertone. It's light and crisp, making it a perfect drink for summer days or as a palate cleanser.

Interesting facts about Daiquiri Mocktail

  • The Daiquiri is named after a beach near Santiago de Cuba.
  • The mocktail version maintains the balance of sweet and sour without the kick of alcohol.
  • It's a versatile drink that can be customized with various fruit flavors.


  • Fresh lime juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Frozen strawberries: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Fresh Lime Juice

Used for its zesty and vibrant flavor, it brings a refreshing acidity to balance the sweetness of the syrup and fruit. If you skimp on the lime juice, the mocktail might taste too sweet, while too much could make it puckeringly sour. Consider swapping in lemon juice for a slightly different citric kick.

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Simple Syrup

The sweetener of the mix; without it, the drink would be sharply sour. The half-ounce is just enough to sweeten without turning the mocktail into a sugary fruit punch. If you’re keen on reducing sugar, a drop of stevia could work, but it'll change the texture slightly.

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Frozen Strawberries

They provide the body, fruity sweetness, and a glorious color to the mocktail. If strawberries are missing, you lose the 'strawberry' from your daiquiri, and the texture will be less smooth. Mango could be a great alternative for a tropical twist.

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Ice Cubes

These chill the drink and give it that slushy appeal. No ice means no frosty bliss, leaving you with a sad, warm pseudo-juice. Crushed ice works best as it blends quicker and smoother.

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Recipe. How to make Daiquiri Mocktail Drink

  1. Prepare the Glass: Chill a cocktail glass in the freezer.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a blender, combine 1 oz of fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz of simple syrup, 2 oz of frozen strawberries, and a handful of ice cubes.
  3. Blend: Blend the mixture until smooth.
  4. Serve: Pour the blended mocktail into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with a lime wheel or a fresh strawberry on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Consistency: Adjust the amount of ice to achieve your desired consistency, whether you prefer a slushier or more liquid mocktail.
  • Sweetness: Taste and adjust the sweetness with additional simple syrup if needed.
  • Presentation: Chill the glass beforehand to keep the mocktail colder for longer and to prevent rapid melting of the ice.

Perfect Pairings


  • Lightly Salted Nuts: The saltiness will contrast nicely with the sweet and tangy flavor of the mocktail.
  • Cheese Platter: Opt for milder cheeses like mozzarella or feta to complement the fruity notes without overpowering them.

Main Courses:

  • Grilled Fish: A simple grilled fish with a dash of lemon pairs wonderfully with the refreshing qualities of the mocktail.
  • Chicken Salad: The mocktail's acidity can cut through the creaminess of a chicken salad, refreshing the palate between bites.


  • Sorbet: A fruit sorbet, particularly lemon or raspberry, would harmoniously align with the mocktail's profile.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The creaminess of vanilla ice cream is a nice foil to the mocktail's sharpness.

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What you could change in Daiquiri Mocktail

  • Lime Juice: Can be substituted with lemon juice for a different citrus twist.
  • Simple Syrup: Agave syrup or honey can be used for a natural sweetener alternative.
  • Frozen Strawberries: Fresh strawberries or other frozen fruits like mango or pineapple can be used for variety.

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Tropical Daiquiri Mocktail

Ingredients: Use pineapple juice instead of lime, coconut water in place of simple syrup, and frozen mango instead of strawberries. Recipe: Blend as usual and serve with a sprig of mint. It'll taste like a vacation in a glass, offering a more exotic, less tart profile.

Berry Bliss Daiquiri

Ingredients: Add a mix of frozen berries in addition to the strawberries and a splash of cranberry juice. Recipe: This berry bonanza creates a deeper flavor and a mocktail with a complex berry twist that’s both sweet and tart.

Herb-Infused Daiquiri

Ingredients: Muddle fresh basil or mint with the simple syrup before blending. Recipe: The herbs will infuse the mocktail with an aromatic depth, adding an interesting herbal note that pairs exceptionally well with the sweetness of the fruit.

In case you forgot basics how to make Daiquiri Mocktail

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Daiquiri Mocktail

Can I make the Daiquiri Mocktail in advance for a party?

It is best made fresh due to the presence of ice and the desire for a crisp, refreshing texture. However, you can pre-blend the strawberries, lime juice, and syrup, and store in the refrigerator. Blend with ice just before serving.

What is the difference between a mocktail and a cocktail?

A mocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage that mimics the flavor and presentation of a cocktail but without the inclusion of spirits or liquor.

How can I make a Daiquiri Mocktail for a large group?

Multiply the ingredient quantities by the number of servings you need and use a large enough blender or blend in batches. Serve immediately after blending with ice.

What are the best occasions to serve a Daiquiri Mocktail?

Daiquiri Mocktails are perfect for summer gatherings, baby showers, brunches, or any event where you'd like to offer a refreshing, alcohol-free option.

How do I achieve the perfect slushy texture for my Daiquiri Mocktail?

Use a high-powered blender and crush the ice thoroughly until you reach a smooth, slushy consistency. Don't overblend, as the heat from the blender can start melting the ice too much.

Can the Daiquiri Mocktail be made into a cocktail if desired?

Absolutely, to turn this mocktail into a traditional Daiquiri cocktail, you can add rum to the recipe. The typical Daiquiri cocktail contains rum in addition to the other ingredients.

Is the Daiquiri Mocktail suitable for diabetics?

As it contains sugar from the simple syrup and natural sugars from the strawberries, diabetics should consume it cautiously and consider adjustments to the recipe if needed.

What kind of glassware is best for serving a Daiquiri Mocktail?

A chilled cocktail glass or a martini glass is traditionally used to enhance the experience and presentation of the mocktail.

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