Ban Piña Colada Mix – This is ALL you need!
Guys, we need to talk. The frozen cocktail has been bastardized, gone through the ringer of high fructose corn syrup, added color, and fake flavoring. THIS IS NOT OKAY. Why? Because a fresh piña colada done right is a thing of glory, of happiness, evoking all the tropical beach vibes you need to get through a miserably hot summer.
So, let’s get one thing straight. NO MORE PIÑA COLADA MIX! If piña coladas have left a bad taste in your mouth in the past, this is quite literally the reason why…it was most likely made with some fake store-bought mix. All you need to remember for a great frozen drink is FRESH FRUIT. Time to abandon the fruit concentrates and chemical laden store-bought mixers.
Let’s revive the Piña Colada with fresh ingredients and I promise you won’t look back.
The Piña Colada Queen
4-8 oz white rum 😉 (you really can’t mess this part up)
3 oz coconut cream (Coco Lopez is our standard)
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (or frozen works too)
loads of ice in your blender (you want a nice thick consistency)
Float with a dark or spiced rum such as Myers’s or Sailor Jerry.
Pro-tip #1 – Costco has a good enough version of Sailor Jerry for half the price.
Pro-tip #2 – You don’t need a costco card to shop at their liquor store
Pro-tip #3 – Chill your rum before you pour on top of the piña so it doesn’t melt right through and ruin your consistency.
Pro-tip #4 – Garnish with a leaf from your fresh pineapple fruit to feel ultra tropical.
Pro tip #5 – Eyeball your rum, load with fruit, coconut cream and ice and you really can’t go wrong.
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