Lava Flow – Your Tiki Bar Cocktail Recipe for the Weekend!

lava-flowTiki drink purists will argue that anything “frozen” and made in a blender goes against the grain of traditional Tiki cocktail concoctions. But there’s no denying that a few frozen favorites have made it into the Tiki Bar drink menu, and

The Lava Flow

is probably one of our favorites. With a great flavor and fun presentation, The Lava Flow is a cool treat on a steamy tropical night…or a cold winter night, if you crank up the heat and have a few palm plants by your indoor Tiki bar.


•    1 oz. light rum
•    1 oz. coconut rum
•    2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
•    1 small banana
•    2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
•    2 oz. coconut cream

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You’re going to want to make this in a clear glass, to show off the “flow”.

Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Blend the banana,  coconut cream, and pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth. Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and little umbrella, for maximum Tiki-liciousness.

Our “Tiki” Weekend…

While most of you are freezing your maracas off, here in South Florida the temperatures are in the 70s. That makes it the perfect time to go to the Miami Zoo. We’re heading down that way this weekend to check out the lions and gators, and of course some tropical birds and snakes. The zoo’s theme is jungle, and there are even a few (newish) Tikis posted around!

-Tiki Chris, reporting from the bar at Tiki Lounge Talk

2 Replies to “Lava Flow – Your Tiki Bar Cocktail Recipe for the Weekend!

  1. This looks good…Though since I’ve got mango juice in the fridge, I’m tempted to use that instead! Have a great time at the zoo—sounds like a fun one to go to.

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