Thursday, July 9, 2015

Strawberry Daiquiri #recipe to Celebrate FATAL RESERVATIONS @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE:  Whoo-hoo, FATAL RESERVATIONS is definitely here! And so we are definitely celebrating this week!

I'll pause for a minute to make sure you ordered your copy...and then on to celebrating with strawberry daiquiris!

For the first time ever, we had a super-duper crop of strawberries in our garden. We ate them every which way, and shared quite a few with a cheeky chipmunk, whose MO was to take a bite out of as many as he could reach. 

Of course I made three different versions of strawberry cake, and you'll see two of them soon.  But I decided the daiquiri recipe was the most festive--and perfect for sipping while reading...

Ingredients for One Daiquiri

1-2 oz rum (we used Pusser's, but a light rum would be fine too)

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 lime, squeezed

1/2 teaspoon sugar (you may want a little more)

1 cup or so ice cubes

1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

And here's how to make it: Put everything in the blender and whir! I had frozen some of our strawberry crop last week, so we used those. If you use fresh strawberries, you may need to adjust the ice. Garnish with a fresh berry and a mint leaf.

Hope you enjoy the drink--and the book!

FATAL RESERVATIONS is on bookshelves now! And you can follow Lucy on Facebook,



and Instagram!

And big congrats to Leslie Budewitz, whose BUTTER OFF DEAD is in bookstores now too!


  1. I bet its' amazing with your homegrown strawberries!

    1. Oh yes, they were wonderful. But I enjoyed the cake even more:). That recipe coming soon!

  2. I had to cancel my order when I won your book last week. I own all your books and I'll leave a review as a thank you when I receive the book. I enjoy your blogs and your books. I may try this recipe tonight. I have all the ingredients.

  3. A marvelous book to read while sipping this refreshing sounding drink.

    Sue F you could have donated one of the books to your library.

    1. Great suggestion Libby, or pass it on to a mystery-crazy friend:)

    2. I do donate books that I don't want to keep Of course, that doesn't include yours.

    3. I had a ripe mango from the yard (yes, I know--it's a tough life) and used it instead of the strawberries.
      Not having a blender (my son broke the container of one and lost the lid of the other) I used an immersion blender.
      It worked beautifully.
      Just needed a little more lime (mine was a little old and not as juicy as it might have been).
      Thanks for the inspiration.l

  4. Yum! Love this. A toast to you. Just got my copy last night! Can't wait to read it.

    ~ Daryl

  5. Oh, gosh -- I almost posted a strawberry champagne cocktail recipe this week! Clearly the season -- yummm!

    1. sadly the plants are starting to fizzle, but it's been a super season!

  6. Congrats on your new release, Lucy! And pass a strawberry margarita, please. I'd love to join you in toasting FATAL RESERVATIONS!

  7. Congrats on Fatal Reservations, my friend! Really looking forward to it. And this strawberry daiquiri is a celebration in itself!



    1. thanks MJ--so good to have friends on the journey! xo

  8. GORGEOUS - oh my goodness! Lovely recipe and photos, absolutely perfect for a warm summer day. All I need is a beach chair, AND your terrific new mystery FATAL RESERVATIONS. Now I can drink and read with plenty of joy...

    Cheers and congrats on the new book!
    ~ Cleo

  9. Your strawberries are gorgeous, and I have all the ingredients at home---a liquid dinner it is, lol! :-)

  10. And congratulations on your newest release - I'm looking forward to reading it! :-)

  11. Congrats on your new book! I am looking forward to reading it. The strawberries look amazing!

  12. Congrats to you and your latest release, I think I would really enjoy reading it!

  13. I've already got my copy! I don't have a lime or any triple sec on hand, so I'll content myself with nibbling a few fresh strawberries with my tea as I read. Cheers!

  14. I love your books and haven't read this one yet. Thank you for such good stories.