Pina Colada is Spanish for "strained pineapple." It is a drink that is traditionally made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple. I use the frozen Bacardi mixer with crushed ice and Sierra Mist. Next to sweet tea, it is my favorite summer drink. It reminds me of being on a tropical island.
This is quick and easy to make, and very refreshing. I often serve it for company with an appetizer before dinner, or as a cool treat on a hot afternoon. It can all be done in a blender or ice shaver. I just purchased an ice shaver, so I used it on about 1/2 the ice before it went into the blender. It produced an exceptionally slushy consistency, but it is still really good if you just use the blender.
Frozen Pina Coladas
1 can frozen Bacardi Pina Colada mixer, thawed
1 small can Sierra Mist, Sprite, or 7-Up
1 can rum, if desired
crushed or shaved ice
Pour mixer into a blender. Fill the Bacardi can 1/2 full with Sierra Mist and add. Fill blender to the top with crushed or shaved ice. Blend until slushy. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings
Pour Bacardi mixer and Sierra Mist into blender. Add ice and blend.
Pour into cups and serve immediately:
It makes it even more fun to serve it in brightly colored cups with fun straws.