Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If You Like Pina Coladas....

I really really hate that song but I LOVE a good Pina Colada. Today I have done nothing but dream about a warm beach, playing in the ocean and sipping yummy drinks with cute little umbrellas in them.

The traditional recipe only has a few ingredients and is so easy to mix up.
Traditional Pina Colada
1 1/2 oz Light rum
2 oz Cream of Coconut
2oz Pineapple juice 
1 cup Crushed ice 
Pour rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice into a blender with one cup of crushed ice. Blend until smooth, and pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry, and serve.

The best thing about tropical drinks such as the Pina Colada is that you can pretty much add any fruit flavor with it and it's still good. I highly recommend fresh strawberries or mangoes.

Now if you have a little bit of time on your hands and want to do a lot of mixing, I suggest the Dressed Up Pina Colada.
Dressed Up Pina Colada
2oz. Irish cream
6 oz. hot chocolate
6oz Amaretto
3 oz Coconut rum
3 tbsp Coconut milk
3 tbsp Crushed pineapple
Blend rum, coconut milk and pineapple, with 2 cups of crushed ice, on high for a few seconds, until all large chunks of ice are gone. Pour into glass.

Let's say that you are having lots of friends over and you really don't want to be behind the bar mixing cocktails all day. You want to mingle-it's your given right to say hello to the ladies...well, mix up a Pina Colada Punch and your problems are solved.
Pina Colada Punch
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (8 ounce) can coconut cream
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2 cups light rum
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime soda
In a large plastic container, combine ice cream, crushed pineapple, coconut cream, pineapple juice and rum. Mix well and slowly stir in the lemon-lime soda. Freeze for 4 hours or until slushy.
Okay my little party goers. I'm heading out to find the perfect beach. Got my floaties, sunscreen and my Pina Colada. You just need to supply the umbrellas. 

1 comment:

Becky said...

Arrggghhh! I really hate that stupid song and now it may get stuck in my brain's jukebox!

That there pina colada punch looks like a yummy idea!! Might have to do that one next week for our anniversary gathering.