Miami Vice Mocktail

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Drink recipes are really fun to make, and they can add some fun to entertaining menu ideas. Like this yummy looking Miami Vice Mocktail that combines the flavours of both a strawberry daiquiri and a Pina Colada all in one. This tropical drink is inspired by the sunsets in Miami, Florida and there is nothing quite like a nice, cold drink to enjoy at the end of a hot day. Plus the drink looks so pretty with the layers of light yellow and deep red, and it could be a healthy drink option instead of the usual boozy cocktails. Why not have two different drinks in one? The pina colada is a mix of pineapple and milk, but in this recipe creamy coconut milk and cashew milk are used instead of dairy milk. This not only makes it much healthier, but it also makes it edible by vegans and lactose intolerant people which is always nice when trying to choose birthday recipe ideas where you will be serving food and drink to different people with different food preferences and allergies. The strawberry daiquiri layer is made with frozen strawberries and lime juice with some sugar in it to enhance the sweetness. You could also use stevia sweetener which is a great sugar-free alternative, or, you could use maple syrup or honey as a sweetener as well.

Usually the pina colada would have some white rum in it, as well as the strawberry daiquiri, but in this case, it is a mocktail which is a mock version of a cocktail with no alcohol in it. This is great for people who choose not to drink or cannot drink for health reasons as well as kids who enjoy fun drinks but should never have alcohol. This mocktail recipe could even be added to birthday recipe ideas for a kids birthday since there is no booze in it. The kids would absolutely love this fancy drink, and it would be far healthier than the slurpies they usually get from the convenience store. Beth from The First Year food blog also made fruit skewers with her mocktails that look absolutely delicious. What a great addition to this dessert drink. These types of tropical drink recipes don't just have to be reserved for summertime or vacation time; they can also be made in the colder months when you feel like a cheerful little beverage that will bring some sunshine to a cloudy day. This recipe could be enjoyed for a number of occasions, or as a healthy smoothie for breakfast even.

Nutrition Facts for: Miami Vice Mocktail from The First Year

Ingredients: Coconut cashew nutchello, pineapple juice, banana, cream of coconut, ice, sugar, strawberries, lime juice.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 231, Calories from Fat 91, Total Fat 10.1g 16%, Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 6mg 0%, Potassium 385mg 11%, Carbohydrates 35.7g 12%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 24.0g, Protein 3.7g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 85%, Calcium 3% Iron 9%

Thank you so much to Beth from The First Year for sharing this awesome recipe with us. Beth features a ton of great recipes on her website by category or occasion as well as recipes by ingredients which makes it easy to find that particular recipe you are looking for. There is also a search bar for her recipe index which means you can search for exactly what you want to make. Check out all of her yummy recipes and try some of them out for yourself.*

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