Classic Piña Colada With Coco Lopez® Cream Of Coconut

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Craving a taste of paradise? Look no further than the Piña Colada, a refreshing and iconic rum cocktail that transports you to a tropical beach with every sip. This guide dives deep into the secrets of crafting the perfect Piña Colada, using Coco Lopez cream of coconut for an extra touch of creamy indulgence.

Ingredients:

Real Pina Colada with COCO Lopez Recipe - The Vintage Cook
Real Pina Colada with COCO Lopez Recipe – The Vintage Cook

2 ounces white rum (light or silver)

  • 1 ounce Coco Lopez cream of coconut
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about half a lime)
  • 1 cup ice cubes (crushed preferred)
  • 1 pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Gather your ingredients. Make sure your pineapple juice and rum are chilled for the best flavor.
    2. Prep the pineapple. Cut a wedge from a fresh pineapple for garnish, if desired.
    3. Blend it all together. Combine rum, Coco Lopez, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
    4. Pour and garnish. Pour the blended Piña Colada into a chilled hurricane glass or coupe glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry, for that classic Piña Colada look (optional).

    Pro Tip: If you don’t have a blender, you can still make a Piña Colada! Shake all the ingredients (except the garnish) vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish as desired.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 240 (approx.)

  • Fat: 3g (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (approx.)
  • Sugar: 25g (approx.)
  • Protein: 0g (approx.)

  • Note: These are approximate values and can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

    Conclusion:

    With its perfect balance of sweet, tart, and creamy flavors, the Piña Colada is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re poolside, relaxing on the patio, or simply dreaming of a tropical getaway, this delightful cocktail is sure to transport you to paradise.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use a different type of rum? Absolutely! While white rum is traditional, you can experiment with aged rum for a deeper flavor profile. Gold rum or dark rum will add caramel or molasses notes to your Piña Colada.

    2. What if I don’t have Coco Lopez? No problem! You can substitute with a combination of equal parts cream of coconut and heavy cream.

    3. How to make my Piña Colada extra frozen? Use frozen pineapple chunks instead of fresh juice for a thicker and frostier consistency.

    4. Can I make a non-alcoholic Piña Colada? Of course! Simply omit the rum and add an extra splash of pineapple juice for a refreshing virgin Piña Colada.

    5. How to rim my glass for a festive touch? Dip the rim of your glass in lime juice or simple syrup, then roll it in crushed pineapple or flaked coconut for a fun and flavorful presentation.