Craving the sweet tartness of raspberries in a non-alcoholic drink? This virgin raspberry daiquiri is bursting with color and lime juice, making it the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day. Make it with fresh or frozen berries for a delightful treat!
Fortunately, this virgin raspberry daiquiri is made with only a handful of simple ingredients! Most of them take minimal prep work, or you can buy them already made, like the simple syrup.
- Raspberries: This is obviously the key ingredient in the daiquiri. Feel free to use fresh or frozen raspberries here, but make sure all stems and leaves have been removed before blending.
- Lime Juice: Make sure to squeeze the juice from fresh limes yourself rather than using bottled or concentrated juice. You'll be amazed at the bright, fresh flavor it brings to this drink!
- Simple Syrup: Using simple syrup instead of plain sugar prevents grains of sugar from floating in the drink. It's super quick and easy to make your own simple syrup; simply dissolve equal volumes of granulated sugar in water over medium heat, then chill until ready to use.
- Rum Extract: This is an optional ingredient that adds a little extra flavor, simulating the taste of rum in a real daiquiri. If you want to leave it out, that's okay.
- Crushed Ice: This is another optional ingredient that thickens the drink and makes it extra cold--turning it almost into a sherbert-like consistency. It's best to use a powerful blender to blend in the ice, and it will also help crush the raspberry seeds.
The key ingredients in a daiquiri are lime juice, sugar, and rum, but in this virgin daiquiri, it consists only of pureed fruit, simple syrup, lime juice, and rum extract. This drink is made with pureed raspberries for a brilliant color and flavor.
Margaritas are made with tequila, while daiquiris are made with rum. However, since this is a non-alcoholic drink, we used rum extract instead.
You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries, but I used frozen, as they're cheaper and give the drink a thicker texture. However, if you have a bunch of fresh raspberries you'd like to use, that would be absolutely fine! You may want to add the crushed ice to thicken the drink.
Yes, you definitely can! For a non-frozen version, simply blend it up and refrigerate until ready to serve. (You can always add crushed ice right before serving.)
For a slushie version, blend the daiquiri, pour it into a large freezer-friendly container, and freeze until solid. It will need to thaw for 30-45 minutes at room temperature, then you can break it up with a fork and enjoy.
How to Make
Gather the ingredients for the raspberry daiquiri.
Place the raspberries in a blender.
Add the lime juice, simple syrup, and rum extract.
Puree the mixture until it's smooth.
Strain out the raspberry seeds with a sieve to give the drink a smoother texture.
Blend in some crushed ice if desired.
If you'd like, freeze the mixture for 4-6 hours, or until it's solid. Let the mixture thaw for 30-45 minutes and break up clumps with a fork before serving.
Pour the raspberry daiquiri into hurricane glasses, garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy immediately!
- Frozen: Blend in 1 ½ cups of crushed ice, or until the daiquiri is cold and thick. Use frozen raspberries to help it stay cold.
- Slushie: Freeze the drink in a freezer-friendly container for 4-6 hours, or until it's frozen solid. Then, let it thaw for 30-45 minutes so you can break it up with a fork. Serve immediately.
- Squeeze your own lime juice for the best flavor. Bottled or concentrated juice won't taste nearly as good.
- Having trouble squeezing the limes? Cut them in half, microwave them on high for 20 seconds, then squeeze with a citrus reamer or press.
- If possible, use a powerful blender to blend the crushed ice, as the daiquiri will have a smoother texture.
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Virgin Raspberry Daiquiri
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- ½ cup simple syrup
- ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
- ½ teaspoon rum extract, optional
- 1 ½ cups crushed ice, optional
- Use a citrus reamer to squeeze the juice from 4-6 fresh limes until you have ½ cup of juice.
- Place the raspberries in a powerful blender, then pour in the simple syrup and lime juice. Puree until smooth, then mix in the rum extract on low speed.
- Pour the daiquiri through a mesh sieve to remove any raspberry seeds.
- Blend in the crushed ice if desired to make the drink thick and cold.
- Pour into hurricane glasses, garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy immediately.
- Make simple syrup by combining 1 ½ cup of sugar with 1 ½ cup of water. Dissolve the sugar in the water over medium heat, then chill until ready to use.
- Having trouble squeezing the limes? Roll them on the counter with the palm of your hand, then cut them in half and place the halves on a plate. Microwave them for 20 seconds on high to soften them, then juice.
- Want a slushy version? Pour the drink into a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours at least. Let it thaw for about 30-45 minutes, then break it up with a fork.
- The rum extract is optional. It adds a little flavor to simulate the taste of rum, but if you want to leave it out, go ahead.
Serving sizes and nutritional information are only an estimate and may vary from your results.