Lava Flow
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Lava Flow
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.86 / 5
I had this in Hawaii and fell in love with it! I immediately looked up the recipe and will be making it all summer. It is perfect on a hot ... more I had this in Hawaii and fell in love with it! I immediately looked up the recipe and will be making it all summer. It is perfect on a hot day - try to make sure it's served icy cold. This sounds like a girlie drink but guys love it too! The strawberry mix in the glass creeps up the sides of the glass and looks like flowing lava.
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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9.96% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a Lava Flow

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the banana, coconut cream and pineapple juice to a blender and blend, then set aside
In the bottom of a hurricane glass, muddle together both rums and the strawberries
Pour the blended mixture slowly into the glass so the strawberry-rum mixture creeps up the inside of the glass, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Lava Flow?

The Lava Flow cocktail is best served in a hurricane glass, which complements its tropical aesthetics and allows for the vivid colors of the drink to be showcased. It's traditionally served cold, without shaking or stirring, to maintain the distinct layers that resemble flowing lava.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the coconut rum in a Lava Flow?

Yes, if coconut rum isn't available or you're looking for a different flavor profile, you could substitute it with a light or white rum. Though you'll lose some coconut flavor, you can compensate by adding a bit more coconut cream or a splash of coconut extract to keep the tropical essence of the drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Lava Flow?

To enhance the tropical look and feel of a Lava Flow, consider garnishing it with a slice of pineapple, a cherry, or a small umbrella. An additional option is to add a sprinkle of grated nutmeg or a piece of fresh strawberry on the rim to complement the drink's flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Lava Flow?

For a non-alcoholic Lava Flow, omit the coconut and white rums and replace them with additional pineapple juice or a clear, coconut-flavored, non-alcoholic beverage. To keep the richness, ensure you keep the coconut cream, banana, and strawberry as they contribute significantly to the cocktail's flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the significance of the alcohol content in the Lava Flow, and how does it compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 9.96%, the Lava Flow falls into the moderate strength category of cocktails. It is less potent than high-alcohol content drinks like martinis but stronger than light cocktails such as mimosas. This makes it a suitable choice for those who enjoy a noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol presence in their drinks.

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