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Strawberry Daiquiri with Basil Simple Syrup

You’ll feel like you’re on vacation when you’re sipping on this Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri recipe! It’s easy to make at home & perfect for parties or poolside sipping! A delicious combination of basil simple syrup, strawberries, rum and lime juice create the perfect summer cocktail!

Frozen strawberry daiquiri in glass with lime wedge and strawberry on the side

Do you ever sit at home wishing you were on vacation on a tropical island? While I can’t instantly transport you to Jamaica (man I wish that was a thing!) I can give you this delicious strawberry daiquiri recipe to whip up! Just close your eyes, take a sip and you’ll instantly be transported into vaca-mode!

Growing up, it was a real treat when my parents would let me order a strawberry daiquiri at a restaurant. (A non alcoholic one, of course!) Now that I’m a grown up (sometimes, haha!) I get to enjoy the same delicious drink, with booze!

For this daiquiri recipe, I added my own little spin with basil simple syrup. Simple syrup is easy to make by boiling a combination of half water and half sugar together until the sugar dissolves.

I love to make flavored simple syrup’s to add to cocktails. It’s as easy as adding an herb, vegetable or fruit to the simple syrup while it’s boiling. Strain the simple syrup at the end, then add it to your favorite cocktail.

I’ve made grilled jalapeno simple syrup to go in a Watermelon Margarita, it’s sweet, spicy and so delicious! I’ve also made mint simple syrup to add to this Frozen Coconut Mojito. So refreshing in a cocktail with that minty, fresh flavor!

The basil simple syrup in this cocktail adds just a hint of basil to this sweet strawberry daiquiri. After you whip up the simple syrup, all you have to do is toss all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and the cocktail is ready for sipping!

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Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch

Grapefruit juice, ginger beer & sparkling wine are combined in this easy spiced rum punch recipe, perfect for serving a crowd at birthday, Christmas or holiday parties!

Copper serving bowl filled with spiced rum punch, topped with slices of grapefruit and mint leaves, with two glasses of rum punch on the side sitting on a patterned towel with fresh mint leaves

Making delicious bowls of cocktails is something I’ve become known for. In the summer, I’m all about the Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria and at Thanksgiving, it’s all about the Cranberry Apple Sangria.

Around the holidays everyone goes crazy for this Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule Punch and this Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch! And since it’s the holidays, it’s totally acceptable to make both!

One thing I love about serving this punch bowl at parties is that the drinks are pre-made and everyone can serve themselves whenever they’d like!

Another thing I love about this rum punch is that you simply pour everything into a bowl, stir and serve. It’s so easy to make, you can whip it up in 5 minutes to serve at your own party or take to a party! Read the full post here!

Pomegranate Coconut Mojito Punch

Sparkling pomegranate soda & coconut water are added to this mojito punch recipe, perfect for celebrating everything from holiday parties to Summer BBQ’s!

Sparkling pomegranate soda & coconut water are added to this mojito punch recipe, perfect for celebrating everything from holiday parties to Summer BBQ's!

Holiday season is upon us and it also happens to be my birthday today!

I started off the birthday celebration on Friday night by mixing up this festive Pomegranate Coconut Mojito Punch.

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Frozen Coconut Mojito

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is given a summer twist in this Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe, perfect for sipping poolside or at a BBQ!

Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe

Ok, so let’s take a minute to talk about this coconut kick I’m on right now! Does anyone else go on kicks where they’re really loving one ingredient or cuisine or cooking method for like a month straight? Is that just a food blogger thing, or is it just me?!

Sometimes I’ll look at my upcoming recipe content calendar for the blog and all of the sudden realize that every recipe is in a bowl, or grilled, or has coconut in it, like this month! I guess we’ll just call this “The month of the coconut” on WhitneyBond.com! 😉

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Cranberry Apple Sangria

Cranberries and apples give this delicious sangria recipe tons of great fall flavors, mix up a pitcher to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!

Cranberry Apple Sangria Recipe

It’s day four of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com, and it just so happens to also be “Thirsty Thursday”!

What better way to handle,  I mean enjoy ;-), the holidays with your family than with a pitcher of boozy sangria!

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Watermelon Jalapeño Mojito

This Jalapeño Watermelon Mojito Recipe is light and refreshing with a slight kick of spice, made delicious as a cocktail or as a mocktail!

Watermelon Jalapeno Mojito Recipe

It’s Thursday, which means that it’s almost the weekend!

And since 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, most people have Friday off, which means it’s basically Friday! Time to make yourself a mojito! 😉

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Long Island Iced Coffee

This deliciously boozy Long Island Iced Coffee cocktail is every coffee lovers dream! It’s the perfect recipe for an after-dinner drink!

Long Island Iced Coffee Recipe

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Halcyon, a new hybrid coffee/bar/restaurant in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.

I was with a group of friends on a Friday night, so we asked for the cocktail list. I was so ridiculously excited when they presented me with an entire menu of coffee cocktails. As a die-hard coffee-loving girl, I couldn’t wait to try one of these cocktail creations!

I was immediately drawn to the “Long Island Iced Coffee” – I was both intrigued and excited about trying this – I figured that it would either be the best thing ever or totally weird – IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER!

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Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Fresh cherries, limes & mint are muddled with sugar, then mixed with rum & sparkling water in this Cherry Lime Mojito Punch recipe, perfect for parties!

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Yesterday was Wednesday, which seemed like a good day for a mojito!

I should also tell you that I consider any day which ends with the letter “Y” a good day for a mojito! 😉

Cherry Mojitos

My sweet friend Charlotte is getting married in 10 days. She came over last night for a little pre-wedding relaxation. I thought this would be the perfect beverage to help her lighten up and enjoy some time away from the wedding craziness!

Did you know that cherries actually help calm the nervous system? So cool, right?

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Ingredients

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 3 limes (sliced)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cherries (pitted)
  • 12 oz rum
  • ½ cup water
  • 750 ml sparkling lime water

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Instructions

Add fresh mint and limes to the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the sugar, then muddle with the back of a large spoon or a muddler.

Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the cherries and muddle.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the rum, water and sparkling water. Mix well.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Fill the pitcher with ice then pour into a glass and garnish with fresh cherries and mint leaves.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

This punch is light, refreshing, bubbly perfection.

Fresh Cherry Mojito Recipe

Making a large pitcher of mojitos is perfect for parties so that you can enjoy the festivities without spending 5 minutes preparing a single cocktail for each guest.

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch
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Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Fresh cherries, limes & mint are muddled with sugar, then mixed with rum & sparkling water in this Cherry Lime Mojito Punch recipe, perfect for parties!

Course Drinks
Cuisine cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 mojitos(8 oz each)
Calories 152 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 3 limes sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 12 oz rum
  • ½ cup water
  • 750 ml sparkling lime water

Instructions

  1. Add the fresh mint and limes to the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.

  2. Add the sugar, then muddle with the back of a large spoon or a muddler.
  3. Add the cherries and muddle.
  4. Add the rum, water and sparkling water. Mix well.
  5. Fill the pitcher with ice then pour into a glass and garnish with fresh cherries and mint leaves.