Lava Flow Cocktail

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This Lava Flow Cocktail is a super fun and easy blended cocktail that’s guaranteed to beat the heat in the warmer weather months!

Lava Flow Cocktail

As a previous bartender, I must admit that I like the classic cocktails the best. Give me a good gin and tonic or a well-balanced manhattan and I’m good to go. But, occasionally, I’ll try something new that I really like! That’s definitely the case with these fun blended Lava Flow Cocktails.

What is a Lava Flow Cocktail?

The Lava Flow Cocktail was made popular and is very well known in Hawaii. It’s the kind of fancy cocktail that people order when they’re sitting at a Hawaiian bar. It has a slushie strawberry base, and it’s topped off with a coconut mixture that “flows” into the drink to make it look like lava is flowing.

Making Lava Flow Cocktail in the blender

How to make a Lava Flow Cocktail:

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to print out the complete recipe so you can make these at home.

There are two different mixes that you need to make for Lava Flow Cocktails: One is the strawberry base (where the rum is) and then a thick coconut mixture that slowly will sink to the bottom of the glass. It has a cool visual effect, and the mix of flavors is really delicious!

To start out, you will add some strawberries, ice, and light rum to a blender. You can either use fresh strawberries or frozen. Blend that until it’s nice and smooth.

Divide the strawberry mixture between two glasses with some fresh ice.

making Lava Flow Cocktail

Rinse out the blender and then add the banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. This mixture is nice and thick and also creamy which pairs perfectly with the slushie strawberry base.

Lava Flow Cocktails

When you’re ready to serve these cocktails, pour the coconut mixture down one side of the glass and it’ll slowly sink to the bottom, creating a fun “lava” effect.

I recommend drinking these with a straw so you can get a little of both mixtures in each sip. YUM!

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Lava Flow Cocktail

Totally yummy tropical-style Hawaiian drink!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 243kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine Polynesian
Keyword cocktail, hawaiian, lava flow


  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 ounces light rum
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • fresh pineapple wedge, for garnish


  • In a blender, combine the strawberries, ice and rum. Blend until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between two tall glasses with ice. They should be about 2/3 full.
  • Wash out the blender and add the banana, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the coconut mixture into the strawberry base and it will slowly start to sink.
  • Serve with fresh pineapple wedges and straws!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet wrote:

    What a fun way to jazz up a cocktail! I need to make it this weekend!