Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pina Coladas with Coconut Rum and Cranberry Juice

To celebrate our last spring break ever post exams, I went on an awesome girls only road trip to a gorgeous beach condo in Florida. Since we were at the beach, we of course needed to make pina colada. Now I don't really drink ... my very first experience with alcohol was drinking a very spiked pina colada when I was 8 years old. Spitting everything out, my distaste for anything alcohol began then. However, this drink is definitely a sweet drink, and I love it that (in my version) you can hardly taste the rum.

pineapple juice
coconut rum (optional)
coconut juice
cranberry juice
crushed ice (optional)

Mix pineapple juice and coconut rum 1:1 and pour into a glass with ice. Add coconut juice in a 4:1 ratio to the pineapple juice. Slowly pour cranberry juice, letting it run down the sides to obtain the separate layers.

I had a lot of fun playing with the layers; the cranberry is quite dense it seems. At first it swirls around, but if you add enough and add it slowly, it gradually sinks to the bottom. In the picture above, you can see our varying successes in making it pretty but it all tastes delicious.

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