My True Love Gave Me a Milka Colada


Today is the 8th day of Christmas.

So what? Yesterday was the 7th and tomorrow will be the 9th. What’s so special about the 8th that you have to write a blog post about it?

Well, you see – I didn’t get the 7th or the 9th. For that matter, I didn’t get the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th …

Okay, okay – we get the picture. Thanks for the maths lesson – but what are you talking about??

Sorry. Didn’t I say? The fantastically wonderful Clemmie of Innocent Drinks challenged me as one of 12 bloggers to create a non-alcoholic mocktail inspired by the Twelve Days of Christmas. I got the 8th day – eight maids a milking, and all that. Karen got the 1st, Marie got the 2nd, Nanya got the 3rd, Helen got the 4th, Dom got the 5th, Kate (not me – another Kate) got the 6th and Jacqueline got the 7th.

And the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th? Or did you think we wouldn’t notice? It’s hardly advanced number theory here, you know.

Err. Not sure. You’ll have to check Innocent’s Twitter updates for those mocktail recipes – each drink is linked to the matching recipe card on the day itself. BUT … as a special Christmas pressie, Innocent are going to compile all of the mocktails in a downloadable recipe book, which will be available once the 12 days are completed.

And you got the 8th day?


Soooo … where’s your milkmaid-inspired recipe then?

Ah, yes. I was wondering who’d be the first to spot that …

Ta daaaah!!


Milka Colada (inspired by the 8th Day of Christmas)

Serves 2

250ml Innocent Tropical juice
250ml coconut milk
3 tbsp condensed milk
2 pineapple wedges for garnish
2 maraschino cherries for garnish

Combine the Innocent Tropical juice, coconut milk and condensed milk in a blender. Add a handful of ice and blend until smooth.

Pour into 2 cocktail glasses and serve with a garnish of pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry on the rim of each glass.


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  1. I didn’t even realise that Innocent made tropical juice so this post is an eye opener! Creamy cocktails are delicious and yours looks no exception!

    • I think the tropical juice is quite a new one – it’s just perfect for this mocktail though. Thanks for your kind comments 🙂

  2. WOW! I love creamy cocktails and yours is a stunner! This has been a LOVELY blog challenge and thanks for linking up with us all! Karen

    • I’ve enjoyed every step of this challenge – especially seeing the wonderful recipe card that Innocent created! And I love your Pomegranate in a Pink Apple Tree – simple and delicious 🙂

  3. Charlotte

     /  January 1, 2013

    This is beyond cool, Innocent is such a great (delicious) company! can’t believe you created a recipe for them! 🙂

    • There’s a recipe book too for the entire 12 days of Christmas. Watch this space … (or just go check their blog 😉 ) x

  4. maddestmegs

     /  July 22, 2013


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