We entertain quite a bit, and one of my favorite aspects of doing so, is discovering new favorite recipes. Whether they be for a new appetizer, dessert or drink, we're bound to uncover something that quickly heads into our "tried-and-true" rotation.

Every year, we find a new favorite cocktail, destined to become THE summer drink, and it hits our table weekend after weekend. A few years ago, it was White Wine Strawberry Sangria, which we affectionately call Mom Juice. To this day, that's still one of my favorite go-to drinks. Two years ago, it was a recipe for Frozen Lemonade Cocktail. Mmmm, love those. This year? It was all about the Strawberry Daiquiri.

I found the recipe in the August 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine, and when I saw how short the ingredient list was, I quickly tore out the page and stuck it on the fridge. Hitting our blender soon after, it became the perfect drink for representing the Summer of '08 (and beyond). Fruity, but not being so much so that you'd call it a "girly drink," and a snap to whip up, even though summer is but a memory, this drink shouldn't be.

Bottoms up!

See the recipe for the Strawberry Daiquiri.