Shark week continues and can you tell I love the gore of it all? First cupcakes oozing with strawberry filling and now these Blood in the Water drinks (also known as lava flows but I like my name better).
When I was planning this week, I didn’t take into account that two of the three treats involved strawberries, oops. You could replace them with raspberries if you so choose. I love strawberries so I was happy just the way they were.
When I took a sip of this, I felt like I was on the beach with my toes in the sand. The strawberries, pineapple and coconut combine to a sweet, tropical sipper that is perfect during the hot weather and shark week. Joel mixed in a little rum and enjoyed it even more!
Blood in the Water (aka Lava Flows)
recipe adapted from The Coterie Blog
yields about 4 drinks
2 1/2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup water
12 oz. pineapple juice
12 oz. cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
1/4 cup half and half
3-4 cups ice
1. Puree strawberries and water in a blender until a thick, syrupy like consistency occurs. Pour evenly between 4 glasses.
2. Rinse blender then add in pineapple juice, cream of coconut, half and half and ice (start with 3 cups of ice and add more if you want a thicker consistency).