Strawberry Piña Coladas

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This mini vacation in a glass is just what the doctor ordered.

Strawberry Pina Colada
Photo: Photographer and props: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
2

Whether you're relaxing on the beach or simply looking to get into a vacation state of mind, this Strawberry Piña Colada is for you. The rosy, red sipper requires little to no forethought or time–just 10 minutes to be exact. Simply chop up some fresh strawberries and pineapple, and you're halfway there. A few zaps in a good, heavy-duty blender, and the texture will be smooth enough to rival any restaurant or pool bar drink. If you're not sure where to find Coco Lopez, be sure to check the aisle in your grocery store that stocks bloody mary mix, margarita mix, and other mixers like soda water and tonic water.

As with any tropical cocktail, the garnish is just as important as the drink. We think a nice pineapple wedge or whole berry on the rim of your cup is just the right touch, but a skewer of fruit would be a welcomed finish too.

If you're looking for a light family treat, you can also serve these piña coladas for dessert without the alcohol.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup ice cubes

  • 1 cup cored and halved fresh strawberries (from 8 oz. whole berries), plus whole berries for garnish

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (about 6 oz.), plus pineapple wedges for garnish

  • ¼ cup sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco López) (from 1 [15-oz.] can)

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

  • ¼ cup (2 oz.) white rum (optional)

Directions

  1. Place ice cubes, halved strawberries, chopped pineapple, cream of coconut, lime juice, and rum (if using) in a blender. Process until smooth, 30 to 45 seconds. Pour evenly into 2 rocks or Collins glasses. Garnish each glass with a strawberry and a pineapple wedge. Serve immediately.

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