Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Cocktails: Pina Colada

It's hot out and tropical sounded good.

90 degrees and humidity does sound tropical. I'm really not complaining. I am learning to love it after our cold long winter.

There was no real theme or preparations for today's cocktails. I got home about 10 minutes before the scheduled event, and had nothing planned.

My friend (and weekly cocktail partner in crime) came by with some fresh strawberries dusted with sugar and we thought pineapple juice based drinks sounded like a good compliment. We also enjoyed some triple cream brie and rosemary flat crackers.

We didn't really research anything to figure out exactly what went into a traditional pina colada but we think we have a good start. You will see one is pink and that is because I added maraschino cherries and the syrup to mine. Nothing tastes better than the cherry as a treasure!

Pina Colada (1 cocktail):

1 1/2 oz Malibu Black Coconut Rum
3 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lite Coconut Milk

Place all ingredients in a shaker along with ice. Give it a couple of good shakes. Place into glass. For an added touch add cherries and maraschino syrup.

This was a good start. Next week's aspirations may include a blender to try a frozen version but I'm also thinking about a cocktail with muddled pineapple. Stay tuned!

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