More Hawaiian Honeymoon Memories: Lava Flow Cocktails

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Yesterday, I wrote about my recent trip down memory lane when I spent far too much time reminiscing over our honeymoon photos from Hawaii. The sun, the sand, the food and, of course, the drinks. It was one of the best weeks of my life!

One of my favorite “food and drink” memories from our Hawaiian honeymoon was a simple dinner we enjoyed at a quaint little Italian restaurant just a few blocks from Waikiki Beach. The food was fantastic and so were the cocktails, and I decided to recreate that memory with last night’s dinner – pineapple pizza and a “Lava Flow” cocktail.

The pizza only played a supporting role in my attempt to recreate this memory. The real star was the cocktail, and the key ingredient in the cocktail was a pina colada natural fruit bar from Fruti. I got mine at Sam’s Club in a variety pack that included flavors like pina colada, strawberry, strawberry cream, and Caribbean Mix. They’re delicious all by themselves, but they also make a great addition to a drink like the one I was about to make.

lava flow drink

Banana, strawberries, pineapple juice, Bacardi coconut rum, pina colada Fruti bars, and fresh pineapple (for garnish) are all you really need to whip this delicious beverage. You’ll also need a blender, of course, but you can get a decent one for about $40, so there’s no reason not to make the investment.

lava flow drink

What I really like about the Fruti bars is that they use actual fruit. The manufacturer of the bars, Natural Fruit Corporation, takes pride in selecting premium fresh fruit from around the world to make the bars. They’re created using a “fruit first formulation,” which means the bars contain more fruit than any other ingredient. Even though I was using them in an adult beverage, this “fruit first” approach also makes them a delicious and nutritious snack for our two-year-old, popsicle-crazed daughter!

With the pizza in the oven, it was time to get started on the drinks! After blending the strawberries and rum, pour that mixture into two glasses. Rinse out the blender, combine the bananas, pineapple juice, and two pina colada Fruti bars in the blender and give a whirl.

lava flow drink

After the second batch of ingredients are blended, pour the mixture into the glasses on top of the red mixture created earlier. Add this part slowly, to avoid mixing the two halves. They’ll slowly combine on their own, creating a very cool effect that gives the drink its “Lava Flow” name.

Oh, and don’t forget the pizza! Ours was a half-pineapple (my half) and half-pepperoni (his half) creation that paired beautifully with the Fruti bar cocktail!

lava flow drink

Drinks always make me chatty, so I’m going to offer a few extra reasons to pick up some of these Fruti bars. Because they use so much real fruit (there are actual CHUNKS of fruit in those things!), they don’t need to add any artificial colors or flavors to the bars. There’s also no high fructose corn syrup. And because Fruti cares about purity, the fruit & water-based bars are now verified by the Non-GMO Project.

What it all adds up to is a snack that’s great for adults, great for kids, and DEFINITELY great for a mixed drink trip down memory lane. Aloha!

Feel free to check out my Google+ album for lots of other photos from my shopping, cooking, and bartending experience. And to sample the Fruti bars for yourself, check out the Fruti and yogurt demo at Sam’s Club on May 13. You can also follow Fruti on Twitter and Facebook for all sorts of updates and offers.

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Lava Flow Cocktails
  • 4 oz Barcardi Coconut Rum
  • 4 oz Frozen Strawberries
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Frozen Fruti Bars
  1. Blend strawberries and rum
  2. Pour evenly into 2 glasses
  3. Rinse out blender and blend pineapple juice, banana and Fruti Bars
  4. Slowly pour over strawberry mix
  5. Garnish with pineapple wedge
  6. Enjoy!


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  1. What a great recipe!

  2. Oh my! Those ingredient sound so awesome, Coconut Rum, Banana, Strawberries, Pineapple and fruit bars! That must taste out of this world delicious! I am so trying this! My mom is gonna go crazy.
    I never thought to use fruit bars and put them in a blender, awesome idea!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I will try making lava flow cocktails myself.

  4. Oh I am so trying this sometime this weekend! I would love for you to come link up to That’s Fresh! Friday and share this recipe

  5. Katherine says:

    I wanna come party at your house, those look incredible. I never would have thought of using those fruit bars, genius!

  6. My husband would love this 🙂

  7. I would drink these without the rum…they look yummy though!

    • Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

      I was thinking they would be good without the rum too for little kids and those who don’t drink. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. cool! very creative 😀 makes me want to make it too

  9. These look soooo yummy! Bring one my way!

  10. This sounds delicious. I have just pinned so I can try it in the future.

  11. Thanks for the recipe! These drinks look awesome!

  12. Now this is my kind of drink !! Perfect for sitting by the pool with !

  13. You are creative and amazing. I love this recipe. I have been watching these Fruit bars at my local grocery store and thinking of trying them for my kids – now I can try them for the kids and Mommy! Totally cool post!

    Elizabeth Rising Early, 31 Days

    • Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

      They are really good! I love the chunks of fruit and that they’re all natural. Our little diva loved them, too!

  14. Thanks for the great recipe. This sounds so delicious. I love fruity drinks.

  15. Yummy! That looks delicious! I wish I had one right now 🙂

  16. Savannah miller says:

    These look amazing!! I can’t wait to try these myself 🙂

  17. That sounds yummy. Adding that to my list of things to try.

  18. Those look yummy! I loved those and the blue hawaiians…yum!

  19. OMG That look sooo good and it’s so easy! I will absolutely be trying this ou for bbqs this summert! Thank You!!

  20. These look delicious! I don’t drink but if I saw one of these I might just have to give it a taste!

  21. I would never have thought to use a good fruity popsicle as a drink mix, but those look so good! I’m going to try this all summer, not just for me, but as “slush” starter for the kids too!

  22. I can’t use the alcohol, but would love these as summer slushes. Thanks!

  23. Those do look delicious and perfect for summer time!

  24. I am sitting here, drooling over how amazing these drinks look. Pinning and dreaming about making these soon. Thanks for sharing!

  25. This is perfect! Love the way it looks and sounds 🙂

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