Pink Panther Mocktail
Pretty in pink, this frozen Pink Panther Mocktail is like a strawberry-infused piña colada!
We traveled with my side of the family to Mexico a few years ago for Thanksgiving. A week of nothing but pure sunshine, swimsuits, playing and relaxing; this was our first real tropical total-beach vacation. It sure didn’t take us long to settle into the groove of sand always between our toes.
This Pink Panther Mocktail is a delicious throwback to that vacation in Mexico, when our girls and their cousins were rarely without one of these cold, fruity drinks in their hands.
Our dear Tessa turns double digits this weekend, a monumental birthday (so I’m told). Tessa has always loved the beach. Combing for shells, making sand castles, and playing in the water, it’s one of her happy places. This picture was taken recently, while enjoying a beautiful morning on the beach in Aruba, when we cruised with Princess to the Panama Canal.
While we were away on that cruise, Tessa enjoyed plenty of frozen piña colada and strawberry daiquiri mocktails by the pool on the ship. I couldn’t help but reminisce about all the frozen tropical drinks that were consumed in Mexico.
Tessa and her cousin Meg enjoyed every single minute of Mexico sun, side by side, living from one Pink Panther Mocktail to the next. That all-inclusive package turned out to be a pretty sweet deal for those two!
To celebrate Tessa’s birthday this year, I’m featuring her favorite frozen drink from that week in Mexico. The resort we stayed at called this mocktail a Pink Panther. I know the drink was tasty, but I also think its fun name helped the kids love it even more!
The Pink Panther Mocktail incorporates the flavors of a piña colada – coconut and pineapple – with strawberry mixed in. So not only is it pretty in pink, but it’s extra delicious.
Cheers to 10 years, Tessa!
Pink Panther Mocktail
Yield: 4 drinks
Calories per serving: 233
- 3 c. crushed ice
- 3/4 c. pineapple juice
- 3/4 c. canned coconut milk (be sure to stir contents very well to incorporate)
- 1/2 c. cream of coconut
- 1/4 c. fresh strawberry sauce, homemade strawberry freezer jam, or this strawberry mix - you could also use grenadine syrup in a pinch, but the flavor will be cherry rather than strawberry
- fresh pineapple slices and strawberries for garnish
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