5 Easy Holiday Recipes in 15 Minutes or Less

5 Easy Holiday Recipes that take 15 minutes or less! Make your holiday entertaining less stressful with these quick recipes perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas party!  Sponsored by Milo’s Tea Company 5 Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes  If you enjoy entertaining, then you’ll love these five quick and easy holiday recipes that take […]

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Boots Banana Freakshake

If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet when Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theatres August 9! Get ready for the fun with a bigger than Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by the film.

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega milkshake with hot fudge, sprinkles, brownies and whipped cream.

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Easy Boots Banana Freakshake Recipe

I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold! If you’re like me and watched hundreds of episodes of the cartoon version with your kids, you might be excited for this live-action adventure too. It’s so fun that Dora, Diego and Boots are back! This new film in theaters August 9, will most definitely bring back memories.

Dora Party Ideas inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

To get you in the “swing” of things, I created the ultimate ice cream shake inspired by Dora’s best monkey friend, Boots. This easy Boots Banana Freakshake is filled with banana ice cream, gooey hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more!

What is the Dora movie about?

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School.

Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

What a great movie to see before school starts up again. I can still sing a lot of the Dora songs. I wonder if they will be in the movie? Be sure to find out on August 9th!

What is a Freakshake?

A freakshake is basically a mega huge milkshake combining ice cream with candy, then stacking the top of the cup with high calorie desserts such as brownies, candy bars, cotton candy and often entire slices of cake. It’s said the freakshake trend started in Australia, but now basically everywhere! If you can eat the whole thing, you’re a dessert loving rock star! ha!

Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

 

Freakshake with Dora and the Lost City of Gold Printables

Make the most of summer by making my easy and super delicioso Boots Banana Freakshake! A simple to make banana ice cream, with hot fudge, chocolate drizzled bananas, whipped cream and more! This fun recipe also comes with the free printables you need to create your Dora and the Lost City of Gold milkshake.

Boots Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy Dora Party Food dessert.

This crazy shake will bring out your adventurous side. Not only is it exciting to make, but would be perfect desserts for a Dora themed birthday party. Make a big batch of banana milkshakes, fill small mason jars and let the kids stack the desserts they want on the lid. Better yet, put the slice of cake on top of the glass!

 

How to make a Boots Banana Freakshake

There are many ways you can make a freakshake. I hope you enjoy some inspiration from this wild banana shake recipe. It will surely get you in the mood for the film in theatres soon.

Step 1: Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold free printables. Easy Dora Party ideas.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold boots free printables. Easy Dora Party ideas.

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Step 2:  Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.

Step 3: Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.

Step 4: Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.

 Banana Freakshake recipe with hot fudge

Step 5: Put brownies, rice krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.

Step 6: Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.

 Banana Freakshake recipe

Step 7: Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.

 Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy milkshake dessert.

Step 8: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.

Step 9: Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!

 Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy milkshake dessert inspired by Dora for a party.

 

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Banana Freakshake

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!

Freakshake

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup hot fudge
  • 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 Rice Krispies treat
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • cherry for garnish

Dora Party Decor

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold printables
  • scissors
  • glue dots
  • twine
  • paper straws
  • wooden skewers
  1. Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots the monkey to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
  2. Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
  3. Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
  4. Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
  5. Put brownies, Rice Krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
  6. Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
  7. Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
  8. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
  9. Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!

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Zombie Cocktail Recipe

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

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Easy Zombie Cocktail

Craving a tropical drink, but want something different? Then try this delicious Zombie Cocktail recipe. It’s the perfect Tiki drink! Made with mango, orange juice and a variety of rum, this simple drink is perfect for a Luau Party or sipping by the pool.

After creating this popular Tropical Rum Punch recipe, I’m a little obsessed with various rum cocktails. The premise behind Tiki cocktails is that they’re high in booze, but balanced out with fruits and spices so they don’t taste strong. I’m excited that Living Locurto team member Natalie made this for us today! It’s one yummy cocktail recipe, I’ll be making a lot this summer.

What is in a Zombie Cocktail?

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and several kinds of rum. It was invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood restaurant in 1934. It became popular on the East coast after the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This was a time when Tiki themed bars were the craze, making the Zombie a popular Tiki drink.

Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tiki Drink for a luau or summer party. LivingLocurto.com

 

How do you make Mango Puree?

One of this Zombie drink’s ingredients is mango puree. You might be wondering where you can find this or how you can make it. You can buy mango puree or syrup at most liquor stores, on Amazon here, or make it yourself with a fresh mango.

For fresh Mango Puree, you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe mango, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water

Put the ingredients into a blender and puree. That’s it!

What is Angostura Bitters?

One of the important ingredients in a Tiki drink is Angostura Bitters. Bitters are made from botanicals such as aromatic herbs, bark, roots, and fruit. These ingredients are infused into a flavorless alcohol base to create a potent flavoring.

Rumor has it that the Angostura Bitter’s recipe contains over 40 ingredients, but only a few people know the actual formula.

Angostura Bitters is used in several classic cocktails such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri and various Tiki drinks.

Zombie Cocktail Drink. Easy Tropical Rum punch Tiki Recipe.

 

How Do You Make a Layered Cocktail?

What makes this such a stunning tropical drink is the layers. For this Zombie cocktail, start by filling your glass with ice and pouring the bright red grenadine first. Then mix the rest of the drink ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour over the grenadine.

How to Layer Cocktails. Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tiki Drink for a luau party.

The colorful layers create a sunset look that makes you feel like you’re on the beach!

Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tropical Rum Punch Tiki Drink for a luau party.

 

EnJoy this fun Tiki Drink Recipe

So grab your friends and shake up a few of these tasty Zombie cocktails this summer!

Zombie Cocktail Tiki Drink

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce  triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces mango puree
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce  grenadine
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • orange wedge lime slice and cherry for garnish
  1. Put all ingredients besides the grenadine into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice then shake.
  3. Fill large glass with ice and pour the Grenadine into the glass.
  4. Strain cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass.
  5. Garnish glass with orange wedge, lime slice and cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

See my daughter’s Disney Luau party here and find more fun tiki party ideas here.

 

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Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe!

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

Sponsored by Milo’s Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

With summer near, this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made with juicy strawberries, fresh mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with friends and family! I’m happy to be partnering again with Milo’s Tea to bring you another fabulous party drink recipe. If you missed my Autumn Spice Punch recipe from the fall, click here to find it.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. Made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party cocktail.

Low Calorie Drink

Summer holidays are a great time to impress your guests with a delicious cold party drink. This easy low calorie drink recipe is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July! Just add patriotic straws to your glass for some instant patriotic flair!

I made this delicious Strawberry Iced Tea with Milo’s Unsweet Tea, fresh strawberries, mint and Meyer lemons. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your summer holiday party table! Spike it up with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

 

All Natural Award Winning Iced Tea

Milo’s iced tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids are starting to ask for sweet tea, so I love the fact that Milo’s tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s an ideal drink for the summer holidays!

A Strawberry Tea recipe made with Milos Famous Tea.

Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea.

I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all-natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.

Easy Strawberry Iced Tea Summer Party Drink

Look at how gorgeous this Strawberry Tea looks served in a clear glass pitcher! I whipped up this summer party tray in minutes and you can too!

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and tea. LivingLocurto.com

Best of all, this drink is made by the pitcher which means no mixing individual drinks and more time for you to enjoy a Milo’s moment with friends and family.

Strawberry cocktail by the pitcher with strawberries, mint, lemons and tea.

 

Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea

I get Milo’s tea at Walmart or Market Street in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in sweet or no calorie sweetened with sucralose. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with Milos Unsweet Tea.

I hope you enjoy this easy drink recipe and have many Milo’s moments with family and friends this summer!

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe! Spike it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

  • 4 cups Milo’s Unsweet Iced Tea
  • 1 cup strawberries (pureed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Ice
  1. Cut off strawberry stems and puree in a blender or food processor. You should get 1 cup of pureed strawberries from about 2 handfuls of large fresh strawberries.
  2. In a pitcher, add 3-5 fresh mint leaves and muddle them with a spoon.
  3. Pour tea, sugar, strawberry puree and the juice of one lemon into the pitcher.
  4. Add vodka if you want a spiked Strawberry tea. If not, fill the rest of the pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve by muddling mint in a glass. Fill glass with ice and pour the tea. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf.

If you like your iced tea sweet, add more sugar or omit the sugar and use Milo’s Sweet Tea instead.

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Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch - an ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe

When you’re wishing you could feel the ocean’s breeze on a hot summer day, this Mermaid Rum Punch is just what you’ll want to make! Whether you are lounging by the pool or headed to the beach, sipping on a cool frozen drink is perfect in summer. I’m excited that Natalie made such a fun cocktail for us today!

We’ve made a lot of rum drinks for you in the past, but this fun ocean blue rum punch might be one of the prettiest for sure! It’s not often that you can say you’re drinking mermaid punch right? This makes me wish I was back in beautiful Turks & Caicos for sure!

I would love to make a few pitchers of these mermaid drinks for a party or girl’s day out. If you like piña coladas, then you’ll love this new frozen drink. I have a few friends with summer birthdays and will definitely be making them!

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Easy Ocean Blue Drink

To go along with it’s name, we definitely wanted this mermaid drink to look like a blue tropical ocean. Since this is mostly made of frozen lemonade, the blue look comes by adding Blue Curacao liqueur. Blue Curacao is made of citrus which gives it more of an orange lemon flavor. If you prefer your drink to taste more like a traditional piña colada, omit the Blue Curacao. You could also add a tablespoon of blueberry puree on the top for a similar blue ocean effect.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink. Easy cocktail.

Mermaid Rum Punch Party Tips:

  • To add more flavor with less ice, which can water down the drink, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.
  • Want the blue effect, but don’t have Blue Curacao? You can aways add blueberry puree. Or mix a few drops of blue food coloring into your blender when mixing.
  • Serve with blue drinking straws and and nautical shell cocktail napkins.
  • Love the seashell coasters in the photos? You can click here to find them on Amazon.
  • I love glass cups so you can see the blue swirled drink, but these Mermaid Squad cups are super cute and perfect for when you’re traveling or at the pool.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink.

Enjoy this amazing Mermaid Rum Punch!

Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana and Blue Curacao that’s absolute magic!

  • 12 oz can frozen lemonade
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 5 oz white rum
  • 4 oz coconut cream
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices
  1. In a blender, add the frozen lemonade, pineapple juice, rum, coconut cream, banana and ice. Blend well.
  2. Pour the frozen cocktail into glasses.
  3. Add a splash of Blue Curacao over the top of each drink.
  4. Gently swirl a bit of the liqueur into the drink while adding the straw. Do not blend completely.
  5. Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices.

Add more crushed ice to the glass if needed.

To make this mermaid rum punch frozen without adding ice, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.


 

Photos & Styling by Natalie Mayhew

Natalie is a wife, mom, designer, editorial stylist and content creator with a background in finance and a passion for world travel. She is founder of Fern & Maple, which reflects her unique style, and showcases her events, DIYs, vintage finds and party inspiration.

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Sex on the Beach Party Punch

A Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd. Fun summer party recipe with free printable tags.

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe. Easy tropical punch cocktail for a large party crowd.

 

Sex On The Beach Drink Recipe

I made this amazing Sex on the Beach Party Punch for a 4th of July Party last year and it was a hit! You can also call it A Day on the Beach Punch around the kids, but the usual name for this cocktail is the sexy one! This popular Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is always a hit at any party.

A pretty bright red tropical punch filled with cranberry and pineapple juices along with cream of coconut, vodka and peach schnapps. I am the one who always brings big pitchers of punch to the party. Anytime I can come up with something new, I make sure to post it here on the blog. One of my post popular drinks is Tropical Rum Punch! I also love this Passion Fruit Rum punch.

This easy drink by the pitcher is another great tropical punch to serve at a party for a large crowd. My recipe should be enough to serve around 20-25 people.

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd.

 

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Free Printable Party Punch Sign

To make this Sex on the Beach Drink known to kids that it’s off limits, I designed a printable party sign. This is fun printable decor for a summer party, especially the 4th of July!

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe free printable tags.

Download and Print the Sex on the Beach Punch Tags

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Sex on the Beach Tropical Punch Drink Recipe

I hope you enjoy this Sex on the Beach Tropical Punch! It’s one of my favorites and so easy to whip up quickly for any summer party. Serve chilled in a large pitcher with slices of oranges, pineapples and strawberries for garnish. Enjoy!

Sex on the Beach Drink Recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail for a large crowd. Fun summer party recipe with free printable tags.

Sex on the Beach Drink | Punch Recipe

This Sex on the Beach drink recipe is an easy tropical punch cocktail to serve to a large crowd at a party!

  • 64 fl oz Cranberry Juice
  • 36 fl oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3 cups Vodka
  • 2 cups Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • Slices of oranges, pineapples and strawberries
  1. Mix all ingredients together into a large pitcher and serve on ice for your Sex on the Beach Drink or Day on the Beach Punch.

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes

Red, White and Blue Funfetti Cupcakes recipe for a 4th of July party. Display in plastic wine glasses filled with patriotic candy for a fun wow factor!

 

Better Than Sex Cake

Better Than Sex Cake Recipe is a dessert you can't resist! Easy Chocolate Bundt cake filled with caramel and toffee.

You might also like this Tropical Smoothie Recipe.

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Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Luau party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch

Sail into summer with a Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch Cocktail that will make you feel like you’re lounging on the beach! Make a pitcher or two of this easy tropical rum punch recipe for your next party. It’s a simple drink you can make in no time!

I’m planning our summer vacation to Hawaii, so when Living Locurto team member and party expert Natalie, shared this new tropical drink recipe for us, I was so excited! Looking at this festive cocktail makes me ready to wear a lei and go to a luau. Which I will be soon! Yay!

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Fun Luau party ideas.

Anyone who loves tropical rum drinks, will enjoy trying something new like passion fruit!

What Is Passion Fruit?

Passion fruit is a type of tropical fruit grown all over the world. It has a hard, colorful rind and a juicy, seed-filled center. Passion fruit is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A.

Diets rich in these nutrients have been linked with a lower risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes. So not only is this tropical drink delicious, but it’s good for your heart!

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party.

I think this recipe would be the perfect punch for a luau party. Thanks Natalie for sharing this amazingly easy new cocktail! Be sure to follow Natalie on Instagram for more amazing party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next luau party.

Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups coconut rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup passion fruit pulp (or puree)
  • 2 cups ginger ale, chilled

Garnish (optional)

  • Lime slice
  • Passionfruit pulp
  • Pineapple slice
  1. In a blender, add the pineapple juice, rum and ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Add the passion fruit pulp or puree (either will work) and the chilled ginger ale. Stir to combine and keep chilled.
  3. When ready to serve, pour in cocktail glasses and garnish with a lime, pineapple slice and top with additional passion fruit pulp if you like.

If you don’t like coconut, substitute coconut rum with spiced rum.

For a mocktail drink, omit the rum.

You might also love this amazing Tropical Rum Punch Recipe!

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A mix of juice and coconut rum for a pretty layered drink.

 

 

Photos & Styling by Natalie Mayhew

Natalie is a wife, mom, designer, editorial stylist and content creator with a background in finance and a passion for world travel. She is founder of Fern & Maple, which reflects her unique style, and showcases her events, DIYs, vintage finds and party inspiration.

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Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake

 

Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock-Shake

Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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Easy Rainbow Sugar Cookies & Cloud Jars

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Easy Rainbow Cupcakes! 

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Rainbow Loom Bracelet St. Patrick’s Day Card! 

Rainbow Loom Bracelet St. Patricks Day Card! Free Printable by LivingLocurto.com

 

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Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. An easy creamy cocktail recipe that only takes a few minutes to make yourself! Perfect for mixing with your coffee, hot chocolate or enjoying on ice.

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. An easy creamy cocktail recipe that only takes a few minutes to make yourself! Perfect for mixing with your coffee, hot chocolate or enjoying on ice. #drinks #recipe

Easy Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

You won’t believe how easy it is to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream! This easy cocktail recipe only takes a few minutes to make at home. This is a great recipe to have on hand when you are craving a chocolate cocktail.

I often whip up a batch to keep chilled during the holidays. Homemade Irish cream is perfect for a coffee bar at parties or to mix with hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night.

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. An easy creamy cocktail recipe that only takes minutes to make. Perfect for mixing with coffee or hot chocolate.

What Can You Do with Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream?

Irish cream is perfect for mixing into your coffee, hot chocolate or just enjoying on ice. During the holidays try it in your eggnog! Here are a few of my favorite recipes for this homemade Irish cream.

Irish Hot Chocolate 

Pour 1 oz of homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream into a mug and fill with hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and serve.

Easy Bailey’s Chocolate Shake 

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-2 oz homemade Bailey’s Irish cream

Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Banana Blaster 

  • 1 oz. Homemade Irish cream
  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Banana liqueur or 1/2 banana

Blend with ice until smooth and enjoy!

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. An easy creamy cocktail recipe that only takes minutes to make. Perfect for mixing with coffee or hot chocolate.

Which brand of Irish Whiskey should you use in this recipe?

Even though this recipe is called Irish Cream, you can use any brand of whiskey that you prefer. But if you want to be authentic, choose an Irish brand of whiskey for your homemade Bailey’s Irish cream!

Irish whiskey brands you might want to try:

  • Jameson
  • Clontarf
  • Kilbeggan (the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland which was established in 1757)
  • Redbreast 12 year
  • Bushmills Black Bush

 

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. An easy creamy cocktail recipe that only takes minutes to make. Perfect for mixing with coffee or hot chocolate.

Enjoy this simple homemade creamy drink recipe. I bet you’ll love it! Leave a comment below letting me know how you like to use Irish cream.

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Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

How to make Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. Irish whiskey, cream and chocolate syrup are just a few ingredients needed to make this easy creamy cocktail.

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine ingredients into a blender and blend in high.
  2. Add to a jar, seal and keep refrigerated.
  3. Shake well before serving.
  4. Homemade Bailey’s Irish cream should be used within 6 weeks.

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Best Sangria Recipes

When planning a party, a good sangria is a must! Enjoy five of my Best Sangria Recipes that are perfect drinks to serve anytime of the year.

The Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. #sangria #drinks

5 of the Best Sangria Recipes

It’s the holiday season which means time to plan parties and nothing is easier than making a pitcher of Sangria! I’m sharing five of my favorite Best Sangria Recipes that are my go-to drinks for any type of party, anytime of the year.

At every party I’ve hosted, these sangria recipes always get compliments. Even people who don’t like wine or fruity drinks enjoy these five recipes. I try to make my sangria recipes as quick and simple as possible, because I’m usually running around last minute worrying about the food. A simple pitcher of sangria is about as easy as you can get! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite drink recipes too!

The Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. #sangria #drinks

What if I don’t drink wine?

Not a wine drinker? You can definitely make a mocktail from these sangria recipes. Substitute the wine with juice and you can have a delicious drink for all ages.

  • Red Wine Replacement: Use grape juice or pomegranate juice in place of red wine
  • White Wine Replacement: Use white grape juice or apple juice in place of white wine.

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Enjoy Our Best Sangria Recipes

These are the Best Sangria Recipes for a party! Easy red and white wine cocktail drinks include Pineapple, Peach, Cranberry, Strawberry Rosé and Skinny Sangria. Enjoy!

Watch the Video of my favorite Sangria Recipes

Watch me make a few of the Sangria recipes in the video below or scroll down to print the recipes.


 

More fun cocktail recipes you might enjoy:

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1. Cranberry Sangria “Christmas Sangria”

One year during the holidays, I made a new Cranberry Raspberry Sangria that when served at my party was gone within minutes! I call it Christmas Sangria. This raspberry, cranberry and apple Christmas Sangria is the easiest cocktail to make for a big crowd, you just dump everything in and forget about it. Not only is it a mix of sweet and tart, but it looks very fancy! It makes a wonderful drink for any holiday party.

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2. Tropical Pineapple Sangria

My Tropical Pineapple Sangria recipe is one of our most popular sangria recipes here at Living Locurto! It’s a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool. I enjoy making it during the cold weather months because it makes me feel like I’m on the beach! A tropical twist on the traditional white wine sangria that tastes like a piña colada, but much easier.

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3. Strawberry Plum Rosé Sangria

If you love rosé wine, then you’ll definitely enjoy the light, sweet flavor of our Strawberry Plum Rose Sangria. It’s a very popular fruity party drink! This is a perfect summer drink when plums are in season, but you can make it anytime of the year.

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4. Skinny Sangria

This simple Skinny Sangria recipe is the best low calorie cocktail for a party! If you’re trying to lose weight by counting your calories or points, then you’ll love this simple twist on the traditional sangria. My skinny sangria recipe still has wine and the fruit you love, but now feel free to enjoy your drink without all of the guilt!

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5. Easy Peach Sangria

You definitely want to make this Easy Peach Sangria when peaches are in season, but it’s super tasty any time of the year! Bursting with flavor from fresh peaches, this sangria only takes a few minutes to make and only needs to be chilled for an hour if the peaches are very ripe. It’s a great sangria to make for a hot summer day!

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Easy Peach Sangria | Best Sangria Recipes

With only a few ingredients this easy Peach Sangria is one of the best sangria recipes for a party anytime of the year. Such an easy drink bursting with flavor!

  • 2 cups peaches (sliced)
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 cup Sprite (optional)
  1. Combine peaches, wine and schnapps into a pitcher and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Before serving, stir and pour in the Sprite to add fizz. (optional)

If you like sweet drinks, use Pinot Grigio. If you prefer a less sweet wine, use Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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