|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||44%|
|Total Carbohydrate 71g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 56g|
|Vitamin C 70mg||348%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This colorful Hawaiian drink emulates the lava flow of real-life volcanos, although much sweeter, more refreshing, and more flavorful. The lava flow is made with light rum and uses fruit to create two distinct layers of color and flavor that flow and combine together thanks to the difference in their density. Festive and beautiful, it is usually garnished with fresh fruit.
Although frozen cocktails like the lava flow are arguably not considered true tiki drinks, it's undeniable that more often than not, fruity and slushy concoctions appear on such menus. But what can be more tiki than a tropical drink that originated on an island and is flavored with local fruit? Purists will argue, but our decadent recipe will put the discussion to a sweet end. Rum based, fruit-forward, iced, and beautiful to look at, our lava flow is as festive as it gets.
Our recipe for this cocktail is easy and quick, and the only tool you'll need is a blender. For a mocktail version for kids, pregnant women, and people who can't drink alcohol, simply skip the rum and offer a fun and delicious drink minus the booze.
Gather the ingredients.
Blend the two rums and the strawberries in a blender until a smooth paste has formed. Pour this mixture into a tall Collins or hurricane glass.
Rinse the blender.
Blend the banana, coconut cream, and pineapple juice with ice until smooth.
Slowly pour this mixture into the glass with the red rum mix. Watch the strawberry mixture oozing its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and paper umbrella, if desired.
Here are a few ideas to make other colorful lavas in lieu of the strawberry color. Mix the fruit juice of your choice with the rums and follow the rest of the recipe as instructed:
- Yellow lava: Use 3 ounces of fresh or frozen mango, pineapple, or frozen orange juice. Decorate with a chunk of fresh mango.
- Green lava: Juice 4 leaves of kale, 1 stalk of celery, and 1 green apple to obtain a green mixture. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar if the juice is too tart. Decorate with a wedge of lime or a slice of green apple and a mint sprig.
- Purple lava: Use 3 ounces of fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries, or a mixture of both. Decorate with a few big blueberries speared on a cocktail toothpick.
- Orange lava: Use 3 ounces of carrot extract to mix with the rums. Decorate with an orange slice.