This weekend, Katie and I had a wonderful tropical cocktail down at the beach hut by our apartment. A perfect drink for sitting in the sun on these last Summer days we have left. The lava flow is a combination of fresh strawberry puree, fresh banana, pineapple juice and rum.

1 1/2oz. Light Rum
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 Banana
1/4 cup Strawberry Puree (recipe below)
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in an electric blender with the a cup ice. Blend 20 – 30 seconds. Pour strawberry puree into a hurricane or Tom Collins glass. Top with the blended mixture.

Serves 1

Strawberry Puree

2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
water as needed

Mash strawberries and sugar together and heat in a sauce pan over medium heat. stir until blended and syrupy, add water if it is too stiff. Let cool.