Sunday, February 26, 2012

Piña Colada

Day 10

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 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 a photo of the end result:

Pina colada, golden rum, coconut rum, malibu rum, cream, pineapple juice

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Pina colada, golden rum, coconut rum, malibu rum, cream, pineapple juice

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!

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
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

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