I just discovered this amazingly delicious drink in Hawaii.  It is a variation on a pina colada, with the addition of a strawberry puree.  The drink is aptly named because the strawberry puree bubbles up like flowing lava.  This is a fantastic summer drink (especially for a lu’au theme party), but equally great for times when you just wish you were on a tropical getaway.

Lava Flow
1oz light rum

1oz Malibu coconut rum

2oz strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1 medium banana (fresh or frozen)

2oz unsweetened pineapple juice

2oz coconut cream

ice (preferably crushed) 


1.       In the jar of a blender, puree the strawberries and both rums.  Pour the strawberry puree into the bottom of a hurricane glass or another tall glass.  Rinse the blender with water to remove any strawberry residue.   

2.       Blend the remaining ingredients (banana through ice) until smooth and frothy.  Slowly pour the mixture into the glass over the strawberry puree.  Watch the strawberry bubble up like flowing lava.  Serve with a thick straw and garnish with a wedge of pineapple or a fresh strawberry (umbrellas optional).