We're bringing you a little surprise just in time for your Canada Day long weekend festivities. Be it a BBQ, Pool Party or anything in between we guarantee that the Tropical Canadian will be hit with your guests. Mixing together two iconic beverages: the Pina Colada and the Strawberry Daiquiri we give you the Tropical Canadian layered to resemble the stripes of the Canadian Flag while blending together the flavours of strawberry, pineapple and coconut.
Before we go any further, we would like to say this recipe will be using pre-made drink mixes because we don't want you to be in the kitchen all day long preparing for your guests. This is fast and easy and will take no less than 3-5 minutes to prepare.
Pina Colada Drink Mix**
Pineapple or Coconut Rum or White Rum***
Strawberry Daiquiri Mix**
Strawberry Rum or White Rum***
Prepare the Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri according to the instructions on the bottle. Typically the instructions will be to combine 1/2 cup of the mix, 1-2 ounces of rum and about 1 1/2 cups of ice in a blender. We used about 2 cups of ice to get a thicker consistency which you will want for this beverage to layer properly.
Once you have your Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri made take your choice of glasses we used margarita glasses but hurricane glasses or any other glass will work as well. For the layering your goal is to create the striping of the Canadian Flag. Start with the Strawberry Daiquiri filling your glass about 1/3 of the way full, then add 1/3 Pina Colada and top with 1/3 Strawberry Daiquiri.
Finish off your Tropical Canadians by garnishing with a straw, tiny umbrella or whatever you would like. Mini Canadian Flags would be perfect to garnish these Tropical Canadians with however, all of our local stores were sold out when we went shopping for them so we improvised.
*** For each drink we chose to with a flavoured rum that went with each drink. We had a few mini bottles on hand so we chose to use Strawberry Rum with the Strawberry Daiquiri and Pineapple Rum with the Pina Colada. We chose the use flavoured rum for each drink in order to accentuate the flavours of each drink.
**We used Mott's branded Mixes for our recipe but any pre-made bottled mix will work. Enjoy a virgin alcohol free version of the Tropical Canadian by making each drink according to the directions OMITTING the rum and layer as directed.