I love farmers markets and big displays of fresh produce and it’s one of the many reasons to love summer. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of bags of frozen fruit in my freezer. Those are perfect for smoothies and frozen cocktails. But they don’t have the ability, while I’m wandering through the fruit stalls, to grab me with their fresh aroma and demand to be purchased.
Since our weather is now firmly in the 80’s, I figured it was time to break out the blender for some frozen daiquiris and strawberry was choice. Until I got to the market, that is, and a display of perfectly ripe apricots demanded my attention.
Oh, I bought the strawberries anyway, to snack on, but it was the lovely apricots that flavored this tall, cool drink. Cheers!
For 2 Servings:
4 oz. Rum
3 oz. Lime juice
3 oz. Simple syrup
5 Sprigs of mint
6 Apricots, pitted
Pinch of sea salt
Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, mint, apricots and sea salt to a blender and puree until smooth. Fill the blender with ice and puree until all the ice has been broken up and the drink is smooth and thick. Pour into chilled daiquiri glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.