Frozen Pineapple, Blueberry & Coconut Gin Coolers

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Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail? Look no further than these frozen pineapple, blueberry & coconut gin coolers! Each drink is filled with fresh fruit flavor and are made with less sugar than normal cocktails!

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It’s just now 9am and I want to take 4 of these cocktails to the face. It’s been THAT kind of day.

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Actually, no, scratch that. It’s been that kind of WEEK. I had an amazing weekend and then, to punish me for having fun, Monday welcomed me with a speeding ticket, an exploding toliet and an unexpected financial strain on my bank account. I thought it was just Monday, but no. Every day this week has been a festival of bad luck, frustrating circumstances and overwhelming stress. So the thought of sipping one of these refreshing frozen pineapple, blueberry & coconut gin coolers, turning off my computer and laying by the pool all day seems almost too good to pass up.

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But no. As a responsible adult, I need to power through these feelings of stress and frustration and tackle my hauntingly long to do list. Which includes making a wedding cake, lavender ice cream and fried chicken today. Which to the average person would seem like a dream. To me, though, it’s terrifying. It’s 6,500,456 degrees outside and we have a very sad and pathetic little air conditioner who sounds like he wants to break every time I turn him on. And given my week of charms already, don’t be surprised if you see a photo of my face melting off on Facebook.

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Luckily I just have a few more days of very heavy workloads and then I’m cooking and stress free for 9 days while I explore the African wonderland of Kenya. Even though it will be extremely hot there, I’ll be sweating while staring at lions and elephants, and to me, that totally beats sweating staring at my computer screen.

Frozen Pineapple, Blueberry & Coconut Gin Coolers

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Yields 2 drinks.
Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 12 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (2.4 ounces) Tanqueray gin
  • About 3/4 cup Coconut water
  • 1/2 cup low sugar cranberry juice
  • About 6 – 7 fresh basil leaves
  • Ice


  1. Mix the sugar and water together in a microwavable safe dish. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour the mixture into a blender. Add the pineapple chunks, blueberries, gin, coconut water, cranberry juice and basil leaves. Add a handful of ice and blend until fully combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into two chilled mason jars. Add some fresh basil to garnish on the drinks and skewer a few blueberries onto a wooden skewer. Serve chilled.

Nutritional information per drink:

Calories: 250
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Posted by Angie on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    These coolers look so refreshing! I love the combo of pineapple and blueberries with coconut!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
      Thank you!!
  2. Posted by Kathryn on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    I am always on the look out for summer cocktail inspiration and this sounds wonderful - love these tropical flavours!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
      I know, it's like a vacation in a mason jar!
  3. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    I adore gin in fruity drinks!
  4. Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    Sorry about your bad luck this week!! When it rains it pours, huh?! I'm sure this drink (or two) can make things better :)
  5. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    So perfect for summer sipping.
  6. Posted by Brenda@SugarFreeMom on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    WOW!! Beautiful!
  7. Posted by Susan on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    Uh yeah, I've been having one of those weeks too. So if we both drink together at 9am then neither has a problem right? :-)
  8. Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    I love gin, and this takes it to a whole new level!!
  9. Posted by Marjory @ Dinner-Mom on
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
    What a lovely summer drink! Very refreshing!
  10. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    It's about 10:30 and I'd take 4 of these cocktails right now too!
  11. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    I'd say you've earned a drink or two! These sound awesome!
  12. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    I'm sorry you had such a crappy week! If my toilet exploded you would find me in a fetal position sipping on these delicious coolers. Hope next week is a better week!
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  14. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    The color is fantastic. And it looks so cold and refreshing!
  15. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    Yummy! I love fruity frozen drinks during the summer months!
  16. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    These are GORGEOUS!!! I'll take 2 to the face at 9 am with you -- deal?
    Sorry your week is crummy but I really feel like these gin coolers might just solve alllllll the problems.
  17. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    I am so in love. This is so amazing. The photos are breathtaking.
  18. Thursday, June 19th, 2014
    You don't know how badly one of these is needed today - it looks amazing! Hopefully the rest of the time before you trip is stress free
  19. Posted by Connie | URBAN BAKES on
    Friday, June 20th, 2014
    Oh my gosh, that does sound like a terrible week. I hope next week turns out better for you. You definitely needed these drinks to help calm and cool down with. Hell, I could use one too! They look so refreshing!
  20. Posted by savvy on
    Friday, June 20th, 2014
    Have a wonderFILLED trip to Kenya!! Animals are the BEST- giraffes at the river, legs splayed wide, and sitting while they sip!! Zebras- all unique, no two'll be enthralled!!
  21. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Friday, June 20th, 2014
    Ummmm I want to swim in a jar of this.
  22. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
    This looks so refreshing!!!
  23. Monday, June 23rd, 2014
    Absolutely love the freshness of this!
  24. Monday, June 30th, 2014
    Could this drink be more gorgeous?! Want!
  25. Posted by Cookin Canuck on
    Monday, June 30th, 2014
    Ugh, I'm sorry that you had a rough week. It sounds like these gorgeous coolers are just the thing to make everything all better!
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    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
    These are great for these hot days. I am also loving this trend where smoothies or juices are ut in a jar. They look really cute.
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    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    I'm so sorry to hear about your week! I hate weeks like that - but this drink looks like it could really cheer you up! The flavors sound delicious, and it seems so refreshing!
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