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Lava Flow

glass of lava flow cocktail with rum, strawberry, coconut cream and pineapple juice.

The Lava Flow is an aesthetically pleasing and deliciously entertaining beverage, and I’d like to tell you about it. Strawberries, coconut, pineapple, and rum punch come together in this tropical delight. Imagine a miniature getaway in a glass. This never fails to amaze the people I serve it to when they ask for something unique. With its vibrant hues and aromas that transport you to tropical islands and sunny beaches, this drink is more than simply a drink; it’s an experience.

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Tasting Notes 

Fruity, creamy, and sweet flavors come together in perfect harmony in the Lava Flow. A burst of luscious ripe strawberries hits your senses first, then luscious coconut and tart pineapple. The rum unites the flavors and provides a warm, velvety aftertaste. It’s well-balanced, and the many flavors work together to provide an exciting experience with each sip.

Equipment and Glassware 

To achieve the velvety, frosty consistency of this popular drink, a blender is required. To have a perfectly smooth drink, use a fine strainer. The several layers will really shine through when served in a tall hurricane glass. The glass does a great job of containing the substantial amount, which enhances the visual appeal of each bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz. Cream of Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 small Banana
  • Pineapple Wedge and Strawberry for garnish
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Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the light rum, coconut rum, and frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the blended mixture into a hurricane glass.
  3. Rinse the blender and then add the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, banana, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the pineapple mixture over the strawberry mixture into the hurricane glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and strawberry on a cocktail toothpick

Pro Tips

  • For the most flavor, use strawberries that are ripe and sweet.
  • To prolong the drink’s cooling effect, chill the glass ahead of time.
  • To make it look more like lava flowing, slowly pour the pineapple mixture over the spoon’s back.

When to Serve 

If you’re looking to add a touch of tropical style to your next summer party, poolside lounge, or any other event, the Lava Flow is the way to go. At parties or just hanging out with friends, it starts a lively discussion.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

A light rum like Bacardi will have the smooth, clean flavor you’re looking for. Malibu coconut rum is a favorite among many because it has the ideal balance of sweetness and coconut flavor for this cocktail.

Similar Cocktails

  • Bahama Mama: A tropical fruit-infused twist on the traditional rum cocktail.
  • Mai Tai: A classic cocktail that combines the tastes of rum, lime, almond, and orange.
  • Pina Colada: A  tropical drink that combines pineapple juice, rum, and coconut cream.
  • Blue Hawaiian: A vivid blend of rum, pineapple juice, blue Curaçao, and coconut cream.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri: A frozen cocktail made with rum, lime juice, and strawberries, for a delightfully sweet and tangy treat.
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History 

A contemporary take on classic tropical cocktails, the Lava Flow has its roots in the Hawaiian islands. A newcomer to the exotic cocktail scene, it embodies the Aloha spirit with its vivid hues and flavors. Its unusual appearance and flavor, which are evocative of molten rock, caused its popularity to skyrocket.

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glass of lava flow cocktail with rum, strawberry, coconut cream and pineapple juice.

Lava Flow

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut rum, cream of coconut, frozen drinks, frozen strawberries, Lava Flow, light rum, pineapple juice, tropical
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Experience a tropical paradise with the Lava Flow cocktail, a delightful combination of rum, coconut, pineapple, and strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz. Cream of Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 small Banana
  • Pineapple Wedge and Strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the light rum, coconut rum, and frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the blended mixture into a hurricane glass.
  • Rinse the blender and then add the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, banana, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the pineapple mixture over the strawberry mixture into the hurricane glass.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge and strawberry on a cocktail toothpick.

Notes

Could it be made without alcohol?

Sure, just increase the pineapple juice or sparkling water proportionally to make a delightful, alcohol-free version suitable for children.
How sweet is it?

Coconut cream and pineapple give it a tangy balance to balance out the sweets.
Is it possible to substitute different fruits?

You can experiment with different flavors by adding or removing mango or papaya.
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let us know how it was!


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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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