Monday, August 23, 2010

Pina Colada

The Piña Colada is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail and remains popular all over the world.It is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry.

The earliest known story states that in the 1800s, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí to boost his crew's morale he gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple and white rum.This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada.

When mixed with vodka, it is called a King Henry.You can make a virgin Pina colada by following the same recipe but not adding rum.The blended mixture should be smooth,Icy chunks in the glass ruin the experience of sipping the cocktail.Try to use fresh Pineapple juice or pineapple chunks, if it is too tart add sugar accordingly.


















Ingredients:
  1. Rum - 1/2 cup
  2. Coconut Milk - 1/4 cup
  3. Coconut cream - 1/2 cup
  4. Pine apple chunks - 3 pieces
  5. Fresh Pineapple juice - 1/4 cup
  6. Ice cubes - 5
  7. Sugar - 1 tsp(optional)
  8. Slice of pineapple and cherry for garnish.
Method:
Yo the blender add ice cubes then pour in the  rum, coconut cream, coconut milk,sugar and pineapple chunks. Blend.Serve immediately garnished with a slice of pineapple and maraschino cherry, if desired.

NOTE: If you cant find coconut cream , use a mix of coconut milk plus condensed milk. Don't add any sugar since condensed milk is sweet.

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