Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you’ll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.
Cottontail Colada Cocktail
I think its time to whip out the spring food and drinks! Wouldn’t you agree? Yes, winter is still technically on both the calendar and the ground, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring a touch of spring into our lives.
With Easter arriving so late this year, I hesitated to bring out my holiday decor. Yesterday I caved, the sun was finally shining so I decorated just a bit for Easter.
I’m always envious of folks that live in warmer climates. They have no idea what it is like to long for spring and see winter still coming at you in every weather forecast.
Here in Michigan, we could easily still have snow flying in April. Bringing the vibes of spring and Easter into my house and kitchen are as close as I’m gonna get for a while.
This brings me to the debut of this Cottontail Colada Cocktail. A fruity and fun cocktail that’s perfect for springtime soirees, socials or just brunch on Sunday.
To make this drink even more festive for Eastertime I added a fun element to the rim of the glasses. A touch of shredded coconut gives it a cute look and its so easy to add.
What is a Piña Colada?
The piña colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice.
What is Grenadine?
Grenadine is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup, characterized by a flavor that is both tart and sweet, and by a deep red color. It is popular as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish/pink tint to mixed drinks.
Some tips for making Cottontail Colada Cocktails:
- Use a blender to get the ice crushed finely.
- Some brands of Grenadine are less “red”. Add in a touch of juice from Maraschino cherries if more “red” tone is needed to achieve pink color.
- Omit rum if needing a non-alcoholic version.
- I used melted “candy melts” for decorating the rim of the glasses. Directions are in the recipe below.
- Serve immediately after blending.
Even more fruity cocktail recommendations:
Pineapple Blackberry Mojitos | Fake Ginger
Orange and Pineapple Rum Punch | Love Bakes Good Cakes
Amaretto Aloha Cocktail | Who Needs A Cape?
- 6 oz Cream of Coconut
- 6 oz pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz white rum
- 2 oz Grenadine
- ice (approximately 2 cups)
- Optional: shredded coconut for decoration
In blender blend: Cream of Coconut, pineapple juice, rum, grenadine & ice.
Add additional ice if you'd like a thicker beverage.
Pour into glasses.
For coconut on rim of glasses:
Melted candy melts, and shredded coconut.
Dip glass in melted candy melts.
Dip next into shredded coconut.
Find this recipe and more on the Weekend Potluck!