Piña Colada Cocktail
4 shots out of 5
Well look at that, we're in double digits! Tonight's cocktail is the Piña Colada. Now I must say that I've always been secretly scared of the Piña Colada, reason being.......it has coconut in it (or coconut flavoring I should say). When I had made the Blue Hawaiian and declared my love for it, my husband raised an eyebrow at me (if you know him you know how his raised eyebrow can make a room stand still) and asked "You know that has a coconut flavor right?". This was the same reason I was surprised at how much I liked it. I know I don't like to eat coconut, but I have eaten things in my past that have had a faint coconut flavor to them and thought they tasted pretty good. Since the Blue Hawaiian was a huge hit with me, I figured that the Piña Colada shouldn't be that much different. I was right!
The two cocktails I've mentioned do have some of the same ingredients in them, but there is enough of a difference to where I can honestly say that I like the Blue Hawaiian a bit more then the Piña Colada. The only thing that slightly bothers me is the fact that as my cocktail sits here as I sip and blog about it (I'm thinking the cream is what is making this happen) my Piña Colada starts to get a thicker layer on top. I can give it a good swirling and it "mostly" blends itself back together, but I just felt I needed to mention that.
I gave my Piña Colada 4 shots out of 5 because I truly am enjoying it and would defiantly order it at a bar if I was in the mood for a blended drink. This is yet another cocktail I could drink by the pool or on a hot summer day while soaking up the sun. I would recommend this drink if you enjoyed the Blue Hawaiian absolutely.
Here is the recipe for a blended Piña Colada:
- 2 shots of golden rum
- 1 shot of coconut cream
- 1/2 shot of cream
- 1 shot of pineapple juice
Pour all of the above items into your blender. Add a good handful of crushed ice and blend until the ice is no longer in pieces. Pour into your glass and enjoy!
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
On a side note, I have to say that we went out to dinner last night and I was VERY proud of myself when I ordered a Sea Breeze!! Nope, not a vodka cran or a rum & coke, a SEA BREEZE!! I do have to add that I make a MUCH better Sea Breeze then the bartender at the restaurant though.
Cheers to Day 10!
The Cocktail Lady