I love making themed cocktails for the holidays. It’s a fun way to kick off a party and makes the simplest of gatherings even more festive.
This drink is a favorite because of its easy recipe and rich fruit base. It’s refreshing at any time of day and is easy to make without alcohol too. For larger parties, make a blender-full of each rum and fruit combo and do your best to keep up with the empty glasses.
Memorial Day Rum Fruit Smoothie
Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
- 3 ounces rum
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup sweetened strawberries
- 1/2 a banana
In a blender, combine blueberries with 1 ounce of rum and blend until smooth. Remove the ingredients and pour into a freezable container. Repeat the process for the strawberries, then the banana, storing each in a separate freezable container.
Store the three mixtures in the freezer until firm, but not frozen.
When the consistency is similar to that of a milkshake, remove the ingredients from the freezer.
Using a spoon or small spatula, carefully layer each ingredient into a glass.
Garnish with a cherry or a toothpick with an American flag. Enjoy!