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Piña Colada

Photo: Dasha Wright; Styling: Linda Hirst
Yield

Makes 2 cocktails

Skip the storebought colada mix and whip up your own with chopped fresh pineapple, rum, fresh lime juice, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) silver or white rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cream of coconut
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) pineapple juice
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) black strap rum (optional)
  • Garnishes: fresh pineapple spears, mint leaves

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour mixture into 2 tall glasses. Top each with 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) black strap rum, if desired. Garnish, if desired.