Blenderless Pina Colada – Cocktail of the Month

pinacolada Blenderless Pina Colada   Cocktail of the Month 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
coconut powder
sugar
(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)

For garnish:
pineapple wedges
cherries

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!

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Written by Stef Andrews

10 Comments

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    Tyna Werner

    I’m always up for a cocktail, but truthfully I’m not a fan of coconut. Hated it as a kid, and I never grew to like it. But, for a Pina Colada – this cocktail was pretty good. First, it just looks great – I love drinks with sugar or salt rimmed glasses – so festive and so easy. This drink is pretty sweet and it makes a nice desert/after dinner drink. One or two of these and an episode of Lost sounds pretty nice!
    .-= Tyna Werner´s last blog ..Our favorite Lost Moments =-.

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    winnie

    I don’t watch Lost because i don’t believe in torturing myself! but i do love Pina colada’s! They are my absolute favorite drink! Normally, i have them blended but like tyna said, its winter here n S. Cal and just too chilly for a frozen drink. I was there to participate in the making of this cocktail, and it was pretty yummy. it was strong too! the glasses looked so awesome rimmed with the coconut, and it kind of looked a little wintery too. One recommendation if drinking this, don’t mix like me!
    Yes, coconut powder is a great little thing. it works great in cooking when you don’t want the whole coconut shaving kind of things and its even better in baking!

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