I am allergic to alcohol.
Well, not really. BUT something about it makes me sick every time I try to drink it, the instant it hits my stomach :(. I’ve tried every form — chick beer, beer, wine, liquor, mixed drinks — it doesn’t matter.
It’s a real bummer because I feel silly going out for a drink with the girls and because I LOVE frilly girly drinks. In order to enjoy BBQ’s a little more, I decided to figure out how to make my own from scratch. And maybe no one will notice I forgot the rum in mine :).
To make a homemade Pina Colada you only need 3 ingredients:
- 2 oz (1/4 c) Cream of Coconut
- 4 oz (1/2 c) Pineapple Juice
- 1 c Ice
- 2 oz (1/4 c) Coconut Rum (optional ;D)
Place ice, cream of coconut and pineapple juice in blender until slushy. Pour into a pretty frilly glass and enjoy!
You can reduce the pineapple juice to 2 oz if using rum for a more traditional mix. It’s entirely up to you. Also, the cream of coconut is difficult to find–it’s NOT the same as coconut milk. I finally found mine near the mixed drinks where they had a small selection of things like grenadine, angostura, etc., on the top shelf above my head :). I’ve also heard people say they’ve found it near the canned milk/coconut milk.
I’m thinking of tackling Strawberry Daiquiri’s next…Any requests?
What’s your favorite drink?
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