A strawberry daiquiri was the first cocktail I ever tried. I was vacationing in Saint Thomas recklessly laying on the beach without sun block (ah to be 21 again) and snorkeling the clear blue waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the end of each full day of water adventure, I treated myself to one of the most refreshing blended cocktails out there.
Just like its cocktail version, these strawberry daiquiri cupcakes combine strawberries, sugar, lime and rum to make a sweet treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Roasting the strawberries ahead of time intensifies not only their sweet flavor but also their beautiful red color eliminating the need for any artificial coloring or additives.
This recipe yields 14 booze infused cupcakes topped with a heaping mound of vanilla whipped cream.
Btw, this recipe can also be found in the upcoming reprint of my first cookbook Beach House Baking. You can pre-order it on Amazon here!