Cinnamon Strawberry Tequila Colada

"Your icy, refreshing, muddled strawberry tequila cocktail is ready to go, friends! Had such a fun time crowdsourcing this recipe (if you caught my stories this weekend, you may have weighed in) and I have to say, you guys have EXCELLENT taste. Farm fresh strawberries and tequila are a killer combo, especially when you bring coconut, pineapple, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and lime to the party. It's like all of your poolside margarita/pina colada/strawberry daiquiri dreams came true in one lightly spiced, well balanced glass.BONUS: for all of you who voted rum, I made sure this recipe could stand up to either, so I included that version below. DOUBLE BONUS: couldn't help but test a non-alocohlic option that looks the same and tastes amazing. That's down there too!"
-- @colljeffers
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Prep time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 1

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  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounces coconut cream
  • 3/4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounces fresh strained lime
  • dash of bitters
  • strawberries, for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • optional: 1 vanilla bean


  • Step 1

    Gently muddle 1 strawberry in the bottom of an empty cocktail shaker.

  • Step 2

    Using a micro-plane zester, grate the cinnamon stick into the shaker to almost cover the bottom.

  • Step 3

    If using the vanilla bean, cut off a half-inch piece and split it lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds and add them to the shaker, along with the rest of the half-inch piece.

  • Step 4

    Add ice to the shaker along with all the remaining ingredients. Shake well for 15 seconds, then strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

  • Step 5

    Add more crushed ice to the top, then grate more cinnamon stick over the ice.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with a halved strawberry and optional vanilla bean. Serve with a straw.

  • Step 7

    Alcohol-free variation: use 2 oz good coconut water instead of the tequila, and use .75 oz (instead of .5 oz) fresh squeezed/strained the lime juice.