Family friendly cocktails? Yes! After all, we want everyone to join into the holiday festivities–even those who don’t imbibe!
Of course there are many was to adapt and create holiday cocktails so that there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. I was asked to do a pre-Thanksgiving Telemundo segment for next week with three cocktails, and they gave me one citerion: all the drinks have to be para toda la familia, for the whole family. Here’s the first of this trinity: The Belize Cocktail.
This drink has such a simple yet fabulous combination of ingredients reminiscent of the Piña Colada. It’s gorgeous and delicious, and says fiesta! The components are few: fresh pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut water, coconut milk, and cream of coconut. Of course a cherry (I prefer them without the dye!) and another chunk of pineapple are make a great garnish.
This version of the Belize Cocktail, like it’s alcoholic cousin, is also simple to prepare: Basically you combine the fresh pineapple, juice, and coconut water, milk, and cream (the last one is optional!) with ice in a shaker, shake, and pour! Of course you can adjust it depending on what you like, AND you can make it by the pitcher, which is perfect for holiday serving. Now for those who would like to include additional options, I wrote about the alcoholic version here this summer!
¡Buen provecho! Enjoy!