Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail
My friend Melissa from ChinDeep turned me on to this cocktail. She messaged me on facebook and asked me if I’d tried it … so I googled it and found loads of images of beautiful tropical fruity cocktails. I was mesmerized … must. try. this. drink! I’m so glad I’ve made it to my weight loss goal and I’m not worrying (so much) about calories anymore.
So tonight, after hauling much hay out of the yard (because I mowed yesterday … my yard was too swampy to mow for a looooooong time … and then the mower wouldn’t start and the grass kept growing and growing until it was almost up to my shoulders! I mowed once before and hauled away hay, and then mowed again yesterday and still had too much hay … I really really need to stop talking about hay … that was way too long of a story about a stupid bunch of grass!) … anyway, I decided I deserved a beautiful tropical cocktail after all that crazy lawn work.
Not to mention that I’ve been water walking over lunchtime (okay, I didn’t actually do any water walking TODAY, but I will tomorrow!) … and my friend tells me someone my size burns 590 calories per hour when water walking. That’s a lot of calories, right? So I need to consume more! (Inner happy dance happening right there.)
Besides, this cocktail is kind of like a fruit salad, in drink form. (Yes, I’m justifying my actions. Don’t judge!) Fresh strawberries, coconut, pineapple, and banana … how much more fruity goodness could you possibly fit in one glass? And did I mention that it totally looks cool and swirly? I really probably don’t need to even tell you that it tastes ah-mazing. Transportation to the tropics cannot help but happen in your mind on your first sip of this frozen goodness, if not the first whiff of the strawberry rum mixture.
- 1 22-oz, container of coconut cream
- 1 12-oz. can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate
- Juice of 1 - 2 limes or lemons
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 14-oz. can light coconut milk
- 4 - 6 fresh strawberries
- 1 shot coconut rum
- 1 shot golden rum
- 3 shots pineapple coconut goodness
- 1/2 of a large frozen banana
- A bit of crushed ice
- A bit of pineapple juice
- In a blender, blend together the ingredients for the coconut pineapple goodness. Pour into a container. This is your "base" for the cocktail.
- Rinse out the blender., then blend the strawberries with the rum. Pour this mixture into the glass(es), reserving a bit to pour on top.
- Pour three shots of the coconut pineapple goodness per serving, then add the frozen banana, ice and juice. You want a thick slushie consistency, so add juice or ice as needed.
- Pour the slushie pineapple banana coconut mixture over the strawberry mixture in the glasses. Add more strawberry on top and swirl a bit with a straw if the mixture is not turning into "lava" in the glasses. Garnish with fresh edible flowers (such as day lilies or orchids), pineapple, banana chunks and/or strawberries. Sip and enjoy!
My drink did not actually swirl as promised upon first contact. It was more divided, half strawberry, half frozen coconut mixture. There was a little swirl action, but not a whole lot ... and I'd underestimated the volume I'd have from my drink so I needed to downsize my glass. So I poured the whole thing into a smaller glass which resulted in the desired molten effect. If you're making for a larger crowd, a bit of strawberry mixture on bottom and on top, plus a light swirl with the straw should do it. Or you can always pour into a separate glass.
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