Cocktail Hour: The Strawberry Colada

Hey, everyone! Roni here. So I know most of you are ready for fall, but it is still so HOT here in New York. Summer lives on a little longer and with that, here’s a summer tropical drink for this month’s cocktail hour.



Isn’t that gradient beautiful? I found this recipe in the book Bartender’s Bible. It is very old fashioned but such a necessity for the home bar. I also added way more strawberries and coconut cream than the original recipe called for. This recipe would be perfect for a summer after dinner drink or even a girls night in!

The Strawberry Colada


1 ounce white rum

1 ounce dark rum

4 ounces of pineapple juice

1 ounce coconut cream (I added more than an ounce)

5 ripe strawberries (I added closer to 15 strawberries)

crushed ice

Maraschino cherries for garnish

Pineapple slice for garnish

Tools needed: Blender, Shot Glass, Collins glass


In a blender, combine the dar rum, light rum, strawberries, pineapple juice, and the coconut cream with the crushed ice. Blend on high speed.

Pour into a collins glass and garnish with the cherry and the pineapple slice.


Have a great weekend!

What do you think?