Strawberry Daiquiris, Lightened Up

Strawberry Balsamic Basil Daiquiri

Most daiquiris are cloyingly sweet and filled with booze, but make your own for a much lighter version of this classic summer cocktail.

Nutrition Facts

A 2-ounce portion of frozen daiquiri mix (no alcohol) has 120 calories and more than 5 teaspoons of added sugar. The quality of the ingredients is another sticky issue – most bottled mixers are filled with artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Pour in the rum and it’s another 100-plus calories per shot. There are better options….


Replace rum with pineapple – save hundreds of calories per serving.

Recipe: Virgin Daiquiri
Fresh Berries

Here’s a bright idea – use real berries! Punch up the flavor even more with a hint balsamic and basil.

Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic Basil Daiquiri (pictured above)

This traditional recipe also uses fresh berries. It’s perfectly portioned with just under 160 calories per serving.

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