In this frozen version of a Daiquiri, we blend chunks of frozen pineapple to add a smooth texture and a sweet, tropical flavor to the drink. Plus, swapping in frozen fruit for some of the ice means your drink won’t get watered down when it starts to sweat in the afternoon sun. Just before serving, add a dark rum floater for a sweet and boozy molasses kick to this refreshing summer sipper.
Game plan: If you can’t find frozen pineapple chunks or want to freeze them yourself, cut a 3-pound pineapple into 1-inch chunks and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in the freezer until completely frozen, about 4 hours.
- Yield: 5 drinks
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 1 pound frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups ice
- 6 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi or Flor de Caña
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 8 medium limes)
- 3 ounces Simple Syrup
- 2 1/2 ounces dark rum, such as Myers’s or Whaler’s, for serving (optional)
Place all of the ingredients except the dark rum in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Divide the daiquiri among 5 glasses and top each with 1/2 ounce of the dark rum, if using. Serve immediately.