Friday, May 10, 2013

Pina Coladas Are the Best Part of Vacation

Ryan and I recently ventured south of the border to watch his lovely friends Ernest and Ellie tie the knot in gorgeous Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I had so much fun meeting his friends, learning his incredibly embarrassing nickname, “Pattycakes” (are you kidding me? Like, I die) and drinking the best Pina Coladas the entire time. For approximately 9 million calories, you can enjoy your own at home, any time you like, just follow these simple instructions...

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The Classic Pina Colada

Pina= pinapple

Colada = strained/bleached or washed (wtf?)

Pina colada = bad decisions in tropical locations





Ingredients
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup coconut cream 
1/4 cup coconut milk 
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 shot of kahlua (optional)
Sliced pineapple, for garnish (optional) 
Maraschino cherry, for garnish (non-optional best part)


Directions
Fill blender with ½ the frozen pineapple. (If you only have fresh, you should do ½ pineapple ½ ice cubes.)

Add rum, coconut cream, coconut milk and remainder of pineapple. Puree.

Serve, with a shot of kahlua a the bottom of the glass, garnished with a slice of pineapple and maraschino cherry. 

Since you're clearly on vacation (or pretending to be) at this point, go ahead and play a game of who can tie that cherry stem in a knot using only their tongue…because as dictated above, when constructed and consumed correctly, Pina Coladas lead to bad decisions in tropical locations. So drink up, and leave your stories in the comment section below.