Cocktail Friday: Raspberry Lime Colada

This one is perfect for these last steamy summer days we’ve been experiencing.

Tart, bright, and refreshing. I put a slight twist on the traditional pina colada and hoped for the best. I was quite pleased with my results, indeed.

It’s stupid easy to make, too. Start with ice, frozen raspberries, and lime juice. Add rum and cream of coconut and blend into submission. Pour and serve.

Raspberry Lime Pina Colada

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 TB lime juice
  • 3 oz white rum
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • lime zest and sugar for garnish, if desired

For the garnish: Zest the lime into a bowl, and 1 tsp of granulated sugar and mix together. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass, dip glass into zest and sugar mixture and set aside.

Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.

If you have little paper umbrellas lying around, here’s where you’d use one. Enjoy!