Drink of the Week: Lava Flow

July 26, 2011 No Comments by Nicole

Has it been as hot where you are as it has been here? Jeez. A heat index of 110 is NOT okay!!! With that said, I thought a lava flow was an appropriate signature cocktail for this time of year :)

Photo and Recipe Credit: Squidoo

Lava Flow

There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum. When Malibu® coconut rum is unavilable you can use 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream.


  •  1 oz. light rum
  •  1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
  •  2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
  •  1 small banana
  •  2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
  •  2 oz. coconut cream


Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender to form a smooth paste. Pour this mixture into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Rinse the blender. Blend the banana, the coconut cream, and the pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth.

Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and paper umbrella.






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