Cheers – Tropical Tastes, Kiwi Colada

Cheers – Tropical Tastes, Kiwi Colada

Siesta Key Kiwi Colada

The Hill team enjoys a classic piña colada when the weather turns warm in Arizona and Florida. This kiwi colada is a new taste sensation.

The snowbirds have back headed north so I am coming back out of my shell.  I am re-visiting the authentic “old Florida” tropical tiki bars along the coast from Sarasota to Venice.

This means some new twists on summer drinks. Someone has to do the research.

I first tried a Kiwi Colada from a recipe discovered in an ’05 Cooking Light Magazine. It has a refreshing melon, kiwi and coconut taste.  This creamy  cooler is good for a late summer afternoon at the beach or pool.

Siesta Key Kiwi Colada


Ice, about 3 cups
5 peeled kiwi fruit divided
1/4 Midori, melon flavored liquer
1/4 rum. We like Sailor Jerry’s or Captain Morgan’s
3 Tbsp Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
1 – 8 oz can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained


Cut 4  kiwi into quarters, and place in blender.
Add ice and other ingredients.
Blend until smooth.
Strain through a sieve into a pitcher, discarding seeds.
Divide into 4-6 glasses, depending on size.
Garnish glass with slices of remaining kiwi wheels.

7 Responsesto “Cheers – Tropical Tastes, Kiwi Colada”

  1. The Minister says:

    Sound delicious! I just wish there was an image to help my imagination.

  2. Brenda Hill says:

    Well, I usually listen to my minister. So, off
    I go to Siesta Key for a photo of the kiwi colada.
    Thank you for your comment. You (and Maralyn)
    are so right about pictures. I will remember to
    take my camera to the beach and the bars!

  3. Maralyn says:

    Great!!! Aim the iphone–don’t get to close and I know you will get a great shot.

  4. Oh yeah, this sounds wonderful. The recipe looks like ingredients that are easily available.

  5. Maralyn says:

    You are right. It is easy.

  6. Brenda Hill says:

    Hi Veronica, this is a good weekend for the Kiwi
    Colada. Guess why? Yesterday, Siesta Key beach
    was voted the top beach n the U.S. Thanks for your
    interest in our blogs.

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