Cottontail Colada Cocktail

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.

overhead shot of cocktail with coconut on edge of glass

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. 

Cottontail Colada Cocktail is a twist on the traditional Piña Colada cocktail. With the addition of Grenadine, the drink gets a slight tartness (just a smidge) and a pink hue. Fun, right? 

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. 

two glasses on floral cloth with straws and decorated edge

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.

pink spring beverage in glass with edge of coconut and straw

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.

straight on shot of fruity pineapple cocktail in glass ready to drink

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Yield: 2 cocktails

Cottontail Colada Cocktail

Cottontail Colada Cocktail
Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you'll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

In blender blend: Cream of Coconut, pineapple juice, rum, grenadine & ice.

Add additional ice if you'd like a thicker beverage.

Pour into glasses.

Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you'll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.

Notes

For coconut on rim of glasses:

Melted candy melts, and shredded coconut.

Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you'll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.

Dip glass in melted candy melts.

Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you'll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.

Dip next into shredded coconut.

Hop into spring with a fruity Cottontail Colada Cocktail. Fruity and fun, you'll love this easy to make drink for Easter and parties.

Find this recipe and more on the Weekend Potluck!

pink fruity cocktail in glass with straw and decorative edge of glass

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