April 19, 2007

Strawberry Daiquiris vs Cancer

We've just found news that might convince us of the worth of getting girl drink drunk - at least on daiquiris anyway. Apparently, new research we found referenced at DailyMall.co.uk has found that berry-based cocktails have some health benefits, not the least of which is the ability to "help fight cancer."

Scientists have found that treating the berries with alcohol boosts their cancer-fighting properties - suggesting that strawberry-based cocktails may be better for us than we realised.

The researchers, who were looking for ways to keep the fruit fresh during storage, discovered that alcohol enhances the strawberry's ability to mop up harmful molecules linked to cancer, heart disease and arthritis.

Read on for our favorite strawberry daiquiri recipe.

Best Strawberry Daiquiri Ingredients
6 cups ice
1/2 cup white sugar
4 ounces frozen strawberries
1/8 cup lime juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup rum
1/4 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

Directions
In a blender, combine ice, sugar and strawberries. Pour in lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at April 19, 2007 12:40 PM
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