Iced Peach Coladas.
Hello PEACH COLADAS!
I am in love with you.
Now this here really might be my favorite non-boozy concoction yet. YES! That’s right… still non-boozy, but you could easily add rum if you’d like.
Because it’s still summer! We’ve got another month left and you better believe I’m going to live it up.
So here’s the deal.
I was on a mission to make something creamy and peachy without it being frozen. I have been loving the piña coladas minus the rum and also loving all things peach (as if that’s even been a secret) and was like… oh okay, this is going to happen. TOGETHER.
The flavor combo of my dreams, perhaps? Maybe.
The peach part is easy. My grocery store sells a few different peach juice or nectar options. If you can’t find any, I opt for blending peeled peaches with a touch of water (or coconut water!) and then straining the mixture over a fine mesh sieve to get a peach “juice.” Or you could even use a juicer. Of course.
Then, we’re mixing it all up with coconut milk and pineapple juice. Over ice! Oh oh and my favorite part, some maraschino cherry juice at the bottom and cherries on top. I DIE.
All the drama is needed for this drink. I swear.
My favorite maraschino cherries to use are these ones, because they are legit and not cherries that are bleached and dunked in syrup. I find them at my grocery store. They taste incredible and I often want to eat the entire jar once I get it out of the fridge.
I was crazy over maraschino cherries as a kid. Like crazy! My mom couldn’t even keep jars in the fridge because we would eat them right from the jar. I thought they were the best thing ever.
Clearly I’m still super into them, but I also just love what the cherry juice brings to the drink. This little hint of extra sweetness. And pretty pink color, of course.
Delicious, right?! I know it’s an overused word (um, what words that I use aren’t?!) but it describes this icy glass perfectly. You can also make a big pitcher and serve it to friends! Just keep mixing it often before pouring it over (crushed!) ice. And you’re good to go. Woohoo!
- 2 cups peach nectar or juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice or syrup
- maraschino cherries for topping
- fresh peaches for garnish
In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, combined the peach juice, pineapple juice and coconut milk with ice. Shake and stir until combined and mixed, about 30 seconds.
Fill your glasses with crushed iced and then drizzle in about 2 tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice. Pour the drinks over top and add your peach slices. Add a cherry or two on top and serve!
P.S. make extra!