Lava Flow – Great Party Drink

Whether you are having a backyard luau or Fourth of July party, a Lava Flow is a great party drink.  We experimented and this is our favorite:

For the red “flow”:

1 bag frozen raspberries

1 bag frozen strawberries

1 cup simple syrup (1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, heated until dissolved) cooled

Let berries defrost almost all the way, then blend all in blender.  This can be made in advance and stored for several days in the frig.

The main part of the drink is basically a Pina Colada, but we add bananas to make it smoother.

In advance:  Freeze several trays of pineapple juice.  Cut several bananas into chunks and freeze.

To make 3  –  15 oz drinks (one blender-full):

1 cup of Coco Lopez (comes in cans at your liquor store – thickened coconut milk)

2 cups pineapple ice cubes (about 7-8 full size cubes)

1 1/2 cups banana chunks (about 2 bananas)

3/4 cup white rum

2 cups crushed ice

Blend until creamy.  Pour about 2 oz of berry sauce in bottom of hurricane glass, and pour white blend into it, tilting the glass to allow the red to come up the side.  If you are adventurous, you can pour them at the same time, and swirl, but it takes dexterity!  Garnish with pineapple chunk on parasol umbrella toothpick, and colorful straw.  Keep making more!!

For the Fourth of July:  Also make a blueberry puree from frozen blueberries and simple syrup, and have a red, white and blue Lava Flow.  Optional: Add Blue Curacao to the blueberry puree to pack a bit more punch.  We served this for an election party once, and they were great.  Garnish with strawberries and blueberries on a long pick or a long flag toothpick.

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