Welcome to Sofia’s Virgin Daiquiri Recipe. A refreshing drink for the 4th of July and beyond, perfect for toddlers that want an elegant cocktail and a must have for adults at summer barbecues.
If you want to make an amazing drink for your kids this summer then look no further than a Virgin Daiquiri.
Our 4th Of July Virgin Daiquiri is filled with three different fresh fruits:
As well as this we have fresh lime juice along with stevia to give it that amazing summer flavour.
If you were one of those mums (like I was once) that gave your kids things like Robinsons Squash and assumed it was healthy when it wasn’t then you’re not alone. I did this too. The label that said “no added sugar” always made me feel safe until I realised it was not as healthy as I first thought.
Like many you buy into the TV adverts and get excited about and then when you learn the truth you soon realise that making your kids Virgin Daiquiris from scratch can take as little as three minutes.
YES THREE MINUTES.
That is all it has taken me to make this refreshing summer Virgin Daiquiri drink for the 4th of July. I say 4th of July and the anniversary of the declaration of independence, as that is when I am at my hottest and desperately need to pick the lemons from our lemon tree to make it.
Plus when you have your wine its nice for the kids to have some special to get excited about. But first you might be wondering what a Virgin Daiquiri is?
What Is Virgin Daiquiri?
A Virgin Daiquiri is basically a cocktail that is free of alcohol and has a strong citrus focus. The citrus fruit is commonly lime though you can often see lemon being used. After fruit the second most common ingredient is sugar.
There are many variations on a Daiquiri with some featuring just rum, strawberries and sugar and many having a twist on famous cocktails.
The name Daiquiri comes from an American mining engineer. He was working in Cuba at the time and named the drink after a local beach. It then became popular in America when it was tried out among the cocktail scene in New York City.
The drink was originally served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice and a teaspoon of sugar would be poured over the ice. It would then have fresh lime squeezed over the sugar.
It has been modernised a bit since but that is the basics.
Happy 4th Of July From RecipeThis.com
Well its hard to believe that it is the 4th of July already. For us 4th of July tells us that summer is here and that we must wear our suntan cream at all times and avoid the sun at the hottest part of the day. We will get up early and then lock ourselves indoors once it hits lunch time and then enter the world again once it is early evening.
You see we grew up in England. Therefore unless there was a heatwave you would be lucky if you saw better than 25 degrees on a good day and 16 on a bad day. You would go on nice holidays abroad in order to get your sunshine fix.
But having spent the last 9 years living in Portugal it is very hot come July time. As I write this Virgin Daiquiri Recipe, we have just got back from a trip to the market for fresh strawberries. It was 40 degrees and at the time of writing it was the 17th of June. A heat wave for June and so, so hot.
So we always think that once the 4th of July comes it is going to be super hot everyday up until early September. And that you must have access to a really good beach or swimming pool to cope.
Also as a food blogger (and an internet marketer before that) with a big US customer base, I have always taken off the 4th of July. It’s a time to celebrate my wonderful American family and because our readers are not online we treat it as a day off.
We also thought it would be fun to look back at last 4th of July photos so here it is:
4th Of July 2016:
Last year we went to Slide N Splash (our favourite local waterpark for the day). Sofia was just past the 1 and a half years mark and it was the first time on the baby slides. We had a lovely day out as a family. Plus it is just 20 minutes from our door and so much fun! We must have been about 15 times over the last 9 years.
In fact we were there last week!!!
And exactly a year ago on RecipeThis.com we were sharing our delicious KFC chicken. It was part of making a KFC takeaway in your Airfryer and is one of our favourite family recipes ever.Sofias Virgin #Daiquiri #Recipe @recipe_thisClick To Tweet
Virgin Daiquiri Recipe
Clean and dice your strawberries and blueberries.
Place all the ice cubes into the blender along with the sugar and blend until rough but not smooth.
Remove 2/3s from the blender and with the remaining mixture add the strawberries. Give it a quick blend so that they are well mixed and fill the bottoms of 4 glasses with the mixture.
Add another 1/3 of the sugar and ice back to the blender and squeeze the juice of a whole lemon into it, give a quick blender blast and pour over the strawberry layer.
Place the final 1/3 of the ice and sugar mixture back into the blender with the blueberries. Give it a whizz and pour over.
Place them in the freezer for 15 minutes to really go cold and then serve with a drizzle of lime juice.
Its optional whether or not you use food colouring to make the layers really bright. I didn’t because our blueberries and strawberries did the work for us.
You could do this with any fruit. But the thing to remember is that its 1 teaspoon of sugar and 4 ice cubes for each layer you create.
Another favourite of mine is using watermelon or pineapple.
This drink traditionally comes with lime juice. Because of the lemon the drink tastes good enough without, but in the name of tradition I added a little on top.
Virgin Daiquiri Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Slimming World Virgin Daiquiri
This Virgin Daiquiri was never set out to be a Slimming World recipe as it is rather American. But with stevia and fresh fruit being the main foods then it is well worth having on Slimming World.
But one thing to think about….Slimming World asks you to Syn fresh fruit if you puree it. This is because when you puree like juice you end up having more than a reasonable portion of the fruit. So its up to you whether you count it as Syn Free fruit or Syn it.
If you don’t Syn the pureed fruit then it is 0.75 Syns per person. A really good low Syn treat and you get to put real sugar in it instead of stevia.
How Many Calories In A Virgin Daiquiri?
For a refreshing summer drink for either you or the kids then you can’t beat a Virgin Daiquiri. Its full of delicious fruit and perfect for a big barbecue this summer. I also wish I had this last summer when I was pregnant as everyone seemed to be having amazing cocktails while I drank water.
For calories this Virgin Daiquiri works out at 32 calories per person.