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Happy Summer!

Last week was the summer solstice.  It was also the full moon. According to The Farmer's Almanac, the full moon in June is called the Strawberry Moon. This name apparently came from the Algonquin Tribes who used this phase of the moon as a signal to begin to harvest their strawberry crop. When the Strawberry Moon occurred at the same time as the Summer Solstice it became an event that hasn't happened in 70 years! 


The Strawberry Moon from my front yard
Well, this is quite the occurrence and obviously has to be celebrated!   Since strawberry season is pretty much over in my part of the world, strawberry picking was out. So, to welcome summer and to celebrate the Strawberry Moon, we decided the obvious thing to do was to make strawberry daiquiris.  



Now it is confession time.  I have honestly never made a Strawberry Daiquiri from scratch. As far as I was concerned, there were plenty of good frozen mixes out there that would do in a pinch, but I for such an auspicious occasion I figured that I would give it a go. I started with a recipe found on www.allrecipe.com, but I changed it to suit my tastes (and the size of my blender). 


Strawberry Moon Daiquiri

4 cups ice
1/2 cups white sugar
4 oz. frozen strawberries
1/4 cup lime juice (I used fresh from about four lemons, bottled is fine)
1/4 cup lemon juice (I used bottled)
3/4 cup rum
1/4 cup Sprite or Sierra Mist (I used diet) 

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a blender.  
  2. Pour in the juices, rum and soda. Blend until smooth.  
  3. Embellish with a strawberry and of course, an umbrella! 
Note: I forgot to put the rum in my first batch and it was excellent even without it- refreshing on a warm summer evening!  

Print recipe here

I hope that you got a chance to enjoy the strawberry moon and I thank you for stopping by! 

~Cynthia


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