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The Palm Tree

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


The Palm Tree


2015 All American Recipe Contest Winner – Beverage Category

A light refreshing adult beverage best described as a cross between a blended cocktail and a smoothie, The Palm Tree uses fresh ingredients such as California Avocado, freshly squeezed lime juice, granny smith apple, and pineapple juice. Coconut rum adds the right amount flavor to give this drink "cocktail status".

A beautiful palm tree garnishes the cocktail, simply made from apple slices, a pineapple wedge, and green maraschino cherries.


Serves: 1

1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 Granny Smith apple, half chopped, half sliced
2 Tbsp. brown sugar, divided
2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut rum
1 cup crushed Ice, divided
2 oz. carbonated water
1 Lime wedge
1 Pineapple wedge
2 green maraschino cherries
1 Mint Sprig
4 toothpicks
16 oz. glass or mason jar

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Prepare glass: Run a lime wedge along the rim of a 16-oz.oz. glass. Turn the glass upside down and dip into a bowl filled with half of the brown sugar; coat the rim. With glass right side up, pour in half of the crushed ice. Set aside.
  2. Drink instructions: In a blender, combine avocado, lime juice, chopped apple, remaining brown sugar, pineapple juice, rum and remaining crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into reserved sugar-rimmed z glass. Top with carbonated water.
  3. Garnish instructions: cut a small wedge on the outside of pineapple, length-wise. Slice 6 thin slices from ¼ of the green apple. Using two toothpicks, attach the apple slices to the top of the pineapple wedge. Place one green maraschino cherry in front and one in back to cover the toothpicks. Insert two remaining toothpicks about halfway down pineapple wedge on each side to help hold the palm tree garnish in place on glass. Place the palm tree garnish inside the glass and add a mint sprig to hide the toothpicks next to pineapple wedge. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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