My relationship with papaya is still evolving. I’ve always enjoyed the tropical-sometimes-musky-flavors that this orange- fruit has to offer for a long time, and in many incarnations. (I remember when I was pregnant with my kids, my papaya-eating friends told me that it was the perfect antidote to morning sickness!) Here, my friends, I share with you a recipe for a fun and refreshing version of this classic: the papaya daiquiri!
Papaya, not unlike the strawberry, banana, and more, is one of those fruits that works well in daiquiris (we’ll talk about other daiquiri fruit soon!). I must tell you that it can also contribute to salsas, salads, and more! But, well, we’re starting our papaya journey today with daiquiris. ¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!
One of the reasons why this is a great fiesta cocktail, is because you can make it ahead of time, and keep it in the freezer! For multiple guests, simply multiply the ingredients accordingly, and then taste, and as always, adjust!
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus 1 full-moon lime slice, for garnish
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar, or to taste
- ¾ cup diced ripe papaya
- ½ cup ice cubes
- Combine all of the ingredients, except for the lime slice, in a blender, and process until smooth. Pour into a chilled wine glass, garnish with the lime slice, and serve immediately.