The Christmas Molada

The snowfall over the weekend certainly set the Christmas ambience in my house, the tree is up and the house is decorated – Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-laaa.

I love all things Christmas, besides the cold. I ventured out in the snow yesterday and everywhere was so much more picturesque, I was annoyed I didn’t bring my camera with me but there’s always next time 😉

Decorating the house took a lot of effort so I treated myself to a drink afterwards. I created, drumroll please, ………’The Christmas Molada’. I’ve dubbed it the ‘molada’ as it’s a mix-up between a mojito and a pina colada, with a pinch of Christmas. With the mix-up you can probably guess that it’s a sweet drink but there’s no better time to indulge in a sweet beverage than during the festive season.

The great thing about this drink is that you almost get a different flavour everytime you take a sip. It’s rum based but as I combined a variety of white rum they all add a different flavour.

 What you will need for 2 servings

  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 14- 16 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 4 Teaspoons of Sugar
  • 50ml White Rum
  • 50ml Rum Chata
  • 50ml Malibu (I used the special edition, infused with Pineapple)
  • Coconut Milk (quarter of a can)
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish

 

How to create The Christmas Molada

In a glass, muddle the lime juice, mint leaves and sugar until you begin to get a minty aroma. Divide the mixture into 2 drinking glasses and top each glass with plenty of ice.

In a blender, combine the white rum, rum chata, Malibu and coconut milk. Blending these ingredients also creates a foam texture which adds to the whole Christmas feel.

Pour the mixture, from the blender, over the ice in the 2 drinking glasses, top with pomegranate seeds and hey presto you got yourself the most tropical Christmas drink you could ask for.

One of the advantages of The Christmas Molada is that you can easily make it in large batches. If you’re hosting a party over the next few weeks this cocktail is a crowd pleaser, depending on your guests love of coconut of course. I’m throwing a NYE dinner at my house this year and I definitely think this drink will make an appearance. I’m an avid cocktail maker and can get sucked into making cocktails all night but having a large quantity at my finger tips will ensure I enjoy the night a bit more.

Don’t forget to tag me in any pictures if you decide to make this tropical festive greatness.

 

Enjoy,

JVA

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