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Papaya Daiquiri

Updated February 23, 2016

As one New York fruit vendor said to me recently, “Ripeness of a papaya is a touch thing.” Softness is clearly the key to whether your papaya is ripe; it should be tender to the touch. When you do find a ripe papaya, try making this tasty cocktail.

Serves1

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Cooking for a date

Recipe Coursebeverage

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentblender

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturefrothy, fruity, sweet, tart

Type of Dishalcoholic beverage, beverage, cocktails

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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