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Pina Colada Recipe?

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aurora50 May 24, 2007 10:50 AM

Greetings Hounds!!!
My sister and I would like to celebrate Summer, and, believe it or not, we've never really made mixed drinks at home. My sister loves Pina Coladas, does anyone have an easy (for a beginner) recipe to make Pina Coladas at home? TIA!!!

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    Scottes RE: aurora50 May 24, 2007 11:10 AM

    2oz Coco Lopez Cream Of Coconut
    2oz Pineapple Juice
    1.5oz Appleton Estates V/X Rum

    Coco Lopez Cream Of Coconut - available in most liquor stores, and some supermarkets - is the *only* thing to use. Accept no substitutes. Nothing.

    Most any rum will do, but I like a sweet gold rum, and Appleton Estate V/X is darn good. Their Special is good too, as is Mount Gay Eclipse.

    Pour all into a large glass. Fill with crushed ice. Toss into a blender on high for 15-20 seconds. Enjoy.

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      aurora50 RE: Scottes May 24, 2007 01:13 PM

      YUM!!! Thank you, Scottes!! Can't wait to try it.

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        JMF RE: Scottes May 28, 2007 03:53 AM

        Personally I disagree about only using Coco Lopez cream of coconut. Any cream of coconut will do just fine and some of the Asian brands are excellent and I feel make a creamier pina colada. Also they are cheaper and in a busy Asi9an market have very high turnover, so they are fresh.

        The recipe above is basically the one from the Coco Lopez can which I find overly coconutty. I tend to like recipes with less coconut taste and more balance between the pineapple and rum. I go more for around 3 parts amber or dark rum, three parts pineapple juice, and two parts cream of coconut. I sometimes also add just a drop of vanilla to round it out or a tiny bit of Vietnamese cinnamon and fresh nutmeg for a spiced version. I have also added some heavy cream, just a spoonful, for a richer taste. It's fun to play around with the recipe a bit until you find one that just hits the spot.

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          aurora50 RE: JMF May 30, 2007 09:44 AM

          Thanks for your input, JMF.

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        trojandude RE: aurora50 May 26, 2007 03:22 AM

        The 3/4 part rum and 1 part pineapple juice and coconut cream is spot on.

        Use fresh pineapple juice, not the concentrate non-refrigerated stuff. Coco lopez is the stuff to use for sure, but it can be awfully hard to find and marked up insanely to boot.

        A good substitution is coconut CREAM that you can find at most ethnic stores (I even found a can at the 99 cent store). Make sure it is CREAM, not milk. Add sugar to taste.

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          soupkitten RE: aurora50 May 30, 2007 10:14 AM

          pina coladas taste more tropical, "pineappley" and juicy when you add o.j. to the pineapple and cream of coconut when blending-- try it, you will see that i am right! (about 1/2 as much o.j. as pineapple juice in whatever quantity you are making. this also works when making virgin pina coladas-- they can taste pretty flat otherwise.

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            JMF RE: soupkitten May 30, 2007 10:31 AM

            I never thought of adding OJ. Pineapple and OJ do make a great tropical combo.

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              soupkitten RE: JMF May 30, 2007 10:53 AM

              never fails! you will love it!

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