Frozen cherries work just fine for this drink. Allow them to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before using them. If you use fresh cherries, you’ll need to pit them first.
2 cups ice
¾ cup pitted, sweet red cherries, semi frozen
2 teaspoons superfine sugar
3 ounces white rum
2 ounces cherry liqueur (such as Heering)
Juice of 2 limes
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Cover and pulse on and off until the mixture starts to swirl evenly.
3. Blend on high for 20 seconds, or until the drink is completely smooth.
Cherry Vanilla Daiquiri Omit the sugar. Add 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup before blending.
Chocolate Cherry Daiquiri Omit the cherry liqueur. Add 2 ounces white crème de cacao before blending.
Sour Cherry Daiquiri Use sour cherries instead of sweet cherries.
Spiced Cherry Daiquiri Omit the white rum. Add 3 ounces spiced rum (such as Captain Morgan) and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon before blending.
Tropical Cherry Daiquiri Omit the white rum. Add 3 ounces coconut rum (such as Malibu) before blending.
White Cherry Daiquiri Omit the red cherries and cherry liqueur. Add ¾ cup pitted, white cherries (sometimes called Queen Anne cherries), 2 ounces kirsch, and 1 extra tablespoon superfine sugar before blending.