The Simple Syrup recipe makes enough for three batches of strawberry daiquiris or two batches of the blueberry or raspberry variation. The syrup is also handy for sweetening iced tea. I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine. I have not tried this recipe, but I'm posting it for safe keeping.
- Strawberry Daiquiris: Combine first 3 ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, and discard solids. Combine strawberry mixture, 3 cups crushed ice, rum, and lime juice in blender, and process until smooth. (Serving size 2/3 cup).
- Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 1/2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 1 1/2 cups. (Serving size 3 tablespoons).
- Blueberry Daiquiri: Substitute 1 cup blueberries for strawberries. Increase Simple Syrup to 3/4 cup. (Serving size 2/3 cup).
- Raspberry Daiquiri: Substitute 6-ounce container raspberries for strawberries. Increase Simple Syrup to 3/4 cup. (Serving size 2/3 cup).
This was a PERFECT way to relax after a hard day at work.