Sandra says, "This delicious frozen treat made with fresh strawberries and oranges will keep your thirst at bay all summer long."
- 1 orange
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 4 ounces rum, such as Meyer's, optional
Using a vegetable peeler or zester, remove the zest of the orange, taking care to leave the pith behind.
In a small saucepan over medium heat whisk together the sugar with 1/4 cup water and the orange zest. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Strain to remove orange zest.
Reserve 4 strawberries for garnish and remove the hulls and roughly chop the remainder. Add the strawberries with the juice of the orange to a blender and fill with ice. Add the cooled orange simple syrup and blend until smooth. Add the rum, if desired, and blend. Pour into glasses and garnish with reserved strawberries.