Too Old For Foo-Foo? {Recipe: Lemon Grass Strawberry Daiquiri}

Lemongrass Strawberry Daiquiri

I always feel a bit self conscious drinking Strawberry Daiquiris. Do you? I don’t really know why I feel that way, but I do.

Perhaps it’s because my very first ever alcoholic drink was a Strawberry Daiquiri. I’ve always felt like it was the “safe” “foo-foo” drink… and at my old age I thought if people saw me drinking a daiquiri they would just assume I wasn’t mature enough to handle a real cocktail. I mean, real women drink things like gin and tonic and Manhattan’s… not foo foo Strawberry Daiquiris, right?

Finally I began to realize…I really doubt anyone out there is talking about my choice in cocktails. Who cares if we’re out in a fancy nightclub and I order a foo foo Strawberry Daiquiris instead of a womanly G&T? Well, I would actually care because I never go to fancy nightclubs so I’d kind of wonder how I got there in the first place…but anyhow…

Lemongrass Strawberry Daiquiris from www.dineanddish.netBack to my point at hand, this Lemongrass Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail is flirty, fun and fabulous. It’s mature and delicious and pretty… basically all those good things wrapped into one gorgeous drink. No one, in their right mind, could judge you for drinking this “foo foo” drink. No one. Sit back, blend one up and enjoy!

Lemon Grass Strawberry Daiquiri
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A grown up version of a favorite beginners cocktail!
Serves: 4 servings
For the Lemon Grass Simple Syrup:
For the beverage:
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
  • ½ cup Lemon Grass Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups ice
  • ½ cup dark rum
For the Lemon Grass Simple Syrup:
  1. Bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, remove from heat and add 3 Tablespoons of Gourmet Garden Lemon Grass Whisk in the lemon grass until well blended. Let cool.
For the Cocktail:
  1. Place fresh strawberries, ½ cup cooled Lemon Grass Simple Syrup, ice and rum in the jar of your blender. Blend on high until all the ingredients are combined and cocktail is smooth. Poor immediately into glasses and serve.
  2. Note: If you have a robust blender like a Blendtec the ice crush / milkshake setting works well for smooth results. For other blenders, you may have to pour the daiquiri through a sieve to remove seeds if you want it to be completely smooth.
Store remaining simple syrup in a covered jar and place in the refrigerator for future use.

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  1. says

    I love daiquiris as well. I get feeling silly; I like White Russians but I feel ridiculous ordering them when I’m out. Mostly because it’s… milk… at a bar. I love the lemongrass twist here.

    • says

      Amy – I made a virgin version for the kids and they loved it. I replaced the Rum with lemonade and it was soooo good :) I bet your 5 year old and you would love that!

  2. says

    Oh my! I felt in love with Daiquiri every since my visit to New Orleans! When I read your recipe, I was so happy to find out how simple it is to make the lemon grass syrup (without chopping and bounding the fresh lemon grass, don’t get me wrong, it’s one of my favorite aromatic ingredient of all times). And guess what, I just got some Gourmet Garden lemon grass in the fridge! I’m totally making this drink….like now! hahaha…thanks for sharing. Cheers to you!

  3. says

    I think the only place to safely enjoy a daiquiri is on a beach. Otherwise, yeah, it’s kind of foo-foo. Though, I must say that when you spruce it up the way you have with some lemongrass, it definitely makes it a bit more classy.

  4. says

    I am a gin & tonic drinker, but I would drink this without a second thought. In fact, I’ll take that whole tray off your hands. Just send the entire thing my way.

  5. says

    I think this sounds amazing, and definitely not too foo-foo. Not that my last blog post would suggest it, but I really do tend to go with drinks of a lot less alcohol content, and more foo-foo like this. It really makes me think of summer too, which I am wishing was here right now. Maybe we can will it to come????

  6. says

    I love the flavors of this drink & your photo is so pretty I feel like gulping it all down right now. Personally, I use lemon grass a lot in Asian cooking and have used the regular stalks in dishes. Now that I know you can find a convenient tube of lemon grass flavors, then that will make my cooking easy. Thanks for sharing this drink! Cheers :-)

  7. says

    Oh my word! I need this. Today I’m bathing suit shopping with my teenage daughter. Thinking this will be called for by this evening. Happy hour can’t come soon enough!

  8. says

    I’ve totally felt “foo foo” drink peer pressure before…and it is NOT fun. I would be so happy to be slurping down one of these babies though! No matter what anyone said about it.


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