Who’s ready for another Cocktail Friday post? I’m really excited about this one – I’m calling it a Blueberry Colada. I had some extra fresh made blueberry mash/juice in my fridge that I needed to use up, so last Friday I created this beaut. It was so freakin’ delicious (and pretty) that I even had to bump it ahead of my regularly scheduled cocktail posts. I may or may not have Cocktail Friday recipes planned/tested/photographed through the end of July already. #sorrynotsorry
Let’s break down what’s in this yummy blue/purple drank: blueberries (of course), pineapple juice for brightness, coconut milk for creaminess, coconut rum for the flavor, and regular light rum for the booziness. It’s a flavor combo made in tiki heaven. The blueberry flavor doesn’t hit you right up front…it’s more like a whisper in this drink. Like “hey, what’s that?” The tangy sweetness of the blueberries plays well with the other flavors here, creating a drink you’ve just got to try.
Cheers to the weekend!
- 4 oz light coconut milk
- 2 oz blueberry lime juice (recipe follows)
- 2 oz coconut rum
- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz pineapple juice
Fill 2 narrow highball glasses with crushed ice. Set aside.
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients, then pour over crushed ice.
Garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick, mint, and dried lime slices, if desired.
Use full fat coconut milk (or even half and half) for a creamier drink. To ensure you get a smooth, chunk free coconut milk that will work in this drink, pick up the can at the store and shake it – if you hear the coconut milk sloshing around freely, it should work well. If not, try a different brand. Chaokoh is a good brand for use in drinks.
For my macro trackers out there, I wasn’t able to create a My Fitness Pal barcode for this recipe since I would have had to decide for you whether to put the alcohol calories in as carbs or fats – that’s up to you! The 16 grams of carbs listed here are just for the sugar in the coconut rum and juices. For my non-macro trackers, here’s more info on what I’m talking about.
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Lower heat to just above a simmer and continue cooking until blueberries burst. Mash blueberries with the back of a spoon to ensure they have all burst.
Strain juice and discard solids (or use the solids elsewhere).