Lost may take place on balmy tropical island, but for the rest of us; it’s still winter. We wanted our cocktail of the month to be something we could enjoy during the season premiere, but the thought of a brain freeze inducing blender drink just didn’t sound right. So, we took the blender out of the equation, added a coconut rimmed martini glass and came up with something that’s a few steps above the typical slurpee-like coladas (and way tastier).
For the Pina Colada (makes 2):
2-3 oz light rum
2 oz Coco Lopez cream of coconut
8 oz pineapple juice
Fresh and finely chopped pineapple (optional)
For the edging:
finely shredded coconut
(I never even knew coconut powder existed, but were lucky to have Bronwen bring some over from her fabulous store; Spice Station in Los Angeles)
Dip edge of glass in a shallow plate splashed with Coco Lopez. Then twirl glass in a second plate of the edging mix. Shake colada ingredients in a shaker filled with crushed ice. Now sit back and enjoy a shirtless Sawyer!