One of my 101 Things challenges was to learn to make a Pina Colada. I have become quite the connoiseur during my round-the-world trip, but discovered that there is no one way to make a Pina Colada. So, I took a recipe from a cookbook and then fiddled with it until it seemed right. And here's what I came up with - it will fill 6-8 martini glasses, but is really only four standard drinks for the whole batch. Not a bad option for a summer cocktail party, or a pre-Christmas drink (or three!).
1 regular tin of Golden Circle pineapple pieces in juice, chilled (I imagine freezing it would make a nicer cocktail)
3 shots of white rum, chilled
1 shot of coconut liquer (e.g. Malibu), chilled
1 tray of ice cubes
Pineapple juice, chilled, to taste
Sugar to coat the rim of the glass
Pineapple wedges with skin on for garnishing
Frost the rim of the glass with sugar by moistening it and dipping it in sugar.
Blend all ingredients as far as the juice together in a blender (how much pineapple juice you add is up to you, but I added about half a cup initially).
Pour into frosted martini glasses and garnish with pineapple wedge.
Refrigerate the blender jug until you need seconds (won't be long!).
Happy summer days, everyone!