Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Pina Colada

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.


CeeJay said...

Ohhhh I want to come sit at your pool, drink Pina Coladas, eat Cinnamon Rolls and discuss crafty projects.

Vickie said...

Sounds great! Just let me know when.

Dr. Blog knows Stuffs said...

Drinking is bads...for yours inside organ please

Vickie said...

To dr. blog knows stuffs:
There is no alcohol in these drinks, so there should be no damage to ours inside organ thanks.

Amby said...

Those were so good. I want another one. I think you should have used pictures of the divers. You know to fully capture the mood.