On a hot summer day, my husband decided to surprise me with a mystery drink. We'd stocked up on peaches and strawberries since they're in season, so we had a bunch cut up and frozen in our freezer. We also have some mint that survived the winter in an outdoor planter, so he threw some of that in there too. What a refreshing drink! And it beats paying $10 at a bar for one of these!
5 medium sized strawberries
10 ice cubes
a handful of mint leaves
2 tbsp vanilla syrup (the kind you use for coffee flavoring)
3 shots rum
1. Put all ingredients into blender. Some blenders may have you put the ice in first.
3. Pour and enjoy!
Note: You can substitute sugar for the syrup, or leave it out altogether. Use fresh or frozen fruit - and if it's the kind in syrup, leave out the vanilla syrup/sugar, of course. You can also use a couple drops of vanilla extract instead of the syrup if you're watching calories very closely.