Strawberry Piña Coladas – Mocktails & Cocktails

It was the summer of ’99. Most of my summer was spent digging and leveling an area for a church floor in a third world country. We had a few days off to be tourists and one day we took a bus to a Nicaraguan ocean-side Resort. After long hot days caked in dirt and covered in bug bites, this was another culture shock. We soaked up the sun, enjoyed the warm Pacific, and drank (virgin) cocktails, aka piña coladas.

Strawberry Pina Colada
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Every time I have a piña colada, virgin or not, strawberry, blueberry, or mango, I am transported back to that bumpy kamikaze bus ride, the hot and sunny beach day, getting burnt in the sun, and the laughter of teenagers who kind of felt like we were on spring break.

Strawberry Pina Colada

I took the liberty of making the piña coladas of my memories with a twist. I love making up a blender full without the alcohol so the kids can have some too. Then, depending on my mood I may add a little rum to the rest of the batch or keep it mocktail simple. I like to use fresh fruits, adding no mixes or sugar to keep it fresh, light, and a little healthier. I love that it still gives you that satisfying taste of a nice drink without the extras. Oh, and since it has fruit and “dairy” I totally say it’s a breakfast drink.

Today I am going to share my recipe for piña coladas for the family. Extras, if there are any, get put in the freezer.

Strawberry Pina Colada

easy tutorial for how to cut pineapple

Strawberry Piña Coladas - Mocktails & Cocktails
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Strawberry Piña Coladas
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  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 cups diced pineapple
  • 1 - 13. 5 ounce can of Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 ounces rum per cup of mixture (optional)
  • Strawberries, pineapple wedges, and or toasted coconut for garnish
Instructions
  1. Puree strawberries and put in separate container.
  2. Rinse blender.
  3. Add 2 cups ice, then 4 cups diced pineapple, then coconut milk to the blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add rum at this point.
  6. Add strawberry puree to glass and swirl around bottom sides of glass.
  7. Fill glass ⅓ of the way with piña colada.
  8. Add 2 more spoons of strawberry, swirling it lightly.
  9. Fill glass the rest of the way with piña colada.
  10. Add a small amount of strawberry to the middle.
  11. Garnish and serve.
  12. Serves 4 adults.

Strawberry Pina Colada

Another great Mocktail/Cocktail for Summertime Memories

Blood Orange Sorbetto Cockail/Mocktail

blood orange sorbetto cocktail with red raspberries

Blueberry Piña Coladas

Blueberry Piña Colada Recipe - Real: The Kitchen and Beyond

Mango Piña Colada

Mango Pina Colada Recipe 2

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Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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