Strawberry Lavender-Colada Recipe

You’ve been seeing a beautiful pink drink adorned in a Starbucks cup and a green straw throughout your social media in the last month or so. We’ve all seen it. It’s pink. It’s pretty. It’s the epitome of summer. So naturally, I had to go out and try it. And… I didn’t really like it. I really wanted to. But it was just so-so.

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But I didn’t want to give up on the pretty pale drink. I just knew it had potential. I posted a pic of the drink on my snapchat, and a friend asked me what new cocktail I had created. I guess my reputation of DIY “mixologist” precedes me. And at that moment, I realized how I might be able to redeem the Starbucks Pink Drink!

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I tried a few things, and this one was my fav:

Order a Starbucks Pink Drink (Acai Refresher w/ coconut milk)
Take home and pour into a cocktail shaker
add 5 or so more chopped strawberries and muddle
Add a spash of lavender simple syrup
Add a shot of rum
Shake well
Add edible flowers (we used chamomile) & lavender for flair
Voila!

* Could Also use whole strawberries & banana’s and throw in a blender!

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I hope you guys enjoy it! If you have any other fun ideas or ways to make the “Pink Drink” better – leave them in the comments below so we can all try it out!

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