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Strawberry pina colada

Strawberry pina colada! Fruity, summery and sweet - makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

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Helloooo, pina colada! Well, strawberry pina colada. One of my favourite cocktails, made even more fruity and summery – and even more beautiful, too. Would anything be more impressive for a summer party than appearing with a big jug of strawberry pina colada?!

The one and only time I’ve been on an all-inclusive holiday was when we went to Mexico on our honeymoon two years ago, and we drank so many amazing cocktails. They were free – it would have been rude not to. Especially since we could get them right from the swim-up bar and sip them in the pool in the glorious sunshine (can you tell I thought this was the coolest thing ever?!).

Strawberry pina colada! Fruity, summery and sweet - makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

The cocktail menu at our hotel was pretty long so we tried lots of different cocktails, but a pina colada definitely stood out as one of my favourites. It’s not a drink I’d had very often before (if I’m honest, I usually just buy cheap wine… don’t judge me), but it became a new favourite. Coconut and pineapple – perfect tropical flavours.

A pina colada always makes me feel like I’m in the Caribbean (and considering gloomy Hertfordshire is about as far from Barbados as you can get, in all senses of the word, that’s really saying something).

Strawberry pina colada! Fruity, summery and sweet - makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

You can find the classic pina colada recipe on thebar.com – my go-to place for drinks inspiration. Cheap wine may be cheap, but come June, I usually fancy something a bit more summery and exciting, and fruity cocktails are perfect (or alcohol-free mocktails, if you want to take it easy!).

I decided to put my own spin on the recipe, and added fresh strawberries for colour and sweetness.  The resulting strawberry pina colada was a huge success! I actually think you could add all sorts of fruits to the classic pina colada recipe – maybe kiwi fruit or mango instead?

I definitely feel I need to research this further. For science.

If you’re throwing any parties or BBQs this summer (or, you know, Tuesday evenings), check out the huge selection of cocktail recipes over on thebar.com and let me know what you concoct!

Strawberry pina colada! Fruity, summery and sweet - makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

Strawberry pina colada

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Miscellaneous
Servings: 3
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 140 g fresh pineapple pieces (~ 1 cup)
  • 200 g fresh strawberries (~ 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 tbsp tinned coconut milk (I used light)
  • 50 ml white rum (~ 1/4 cup) - or more to taste
  • 25 - 30 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add the pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and rum to a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. Add the ice, and blend again until no large lumps of ice remain. Serve immediately.
  • Alternatively, if you don't have a high-powered blender that can cope with blending ice, just blend the first four ingredients together, and serve over ice.

Strawberry pina colada NI

Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose.

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Kate @ VeggieDesserts

Monday 27th of June 2016

I would love to be drinking this in Mexico at a swim up bar! Though not on your honeymoon, because that would be weird. My blender needs to let it's hair down in the evenings and move from green smoothies to cocktails! This one sounds sooooo good.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Haha! All smoothies and no cocktails makes your blender a dull... blender ;)

Leanne

Monday 27th of June 2016

This is a great recipe! I want to arrange a girls night in and make lots of different cocktails. This one will be on the hit list!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

Friday 24th of June 2016

There are so many great cocktail recipes on the bar.com. Great for some summer inspiration.

Gingey Bites

Friday 24th of June 2016

Yummy, these look delish! I'd love to try one! They remind me of Mexico too - those swim up cocktail bars! Ahh heaven!

Gingey Bites

Friday 24th of June 2016

Yum these look great - I could just drink one now!

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