20190710

The PIÑA COLADA - A Classic Tiki Cocktail Recipe





"Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piña and the colada."
~ Ellen DeGeneres

There is no cocktail that more associated with Tiki or tropical locales and balmy days than the classic Piña Colada. There is also no less complicated Tiki drink recipe out there.

It's hard to mess this one up but you can take it to near perfection by using fresh ingredients, a good rum and being exacting with the recipe ratios.

The
PIÑA COLADA

INGREDIENTS
1 Part White Rum
1 Part Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
6 Parts Fresh Pineapple Juice

Garnish: Pineapple Wedge, Cocktail Cherry

DIRECTIONS
Mix together your rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice in a blender. 
Add 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth.
Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.
Garnish and serve.

You can read about the history of the Piña Colada and try some fun Piña Colada recipe variations here.

National Piña Colada Day is July10th.


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20190709

MIXED BERRY MOJITO Cocktail Recipe



I have a thing for Mojitos in summer. First of all, they are tall, refreshing and cool, plus they're a little lower ABV per sip. This means I get to sit and sip a little longer and more often than I can with a Manhattan or a Martini*. I also happen to have a thing for fresh berries in the summer so this berry laden cocktail shows up a lot in my summer happy hours.


The
MIXED BERRY
MOJITO


INGREDIENTS

1 Oz. Light Rum
1/4 C. Fresh Mixed Berries
1/2 Oz. Berry Liqueur
(For a lower ABV cocktail substitute Berry Simple Syrup for the berry liqueur)
1 Oz. Lime Juice
10 Fresh Mint Leaves
Club Soda

Garnish: Fresh Berries, Mint Sprig, Lime Wedges, Twist

DIRECTIONS
Muddle the lime juice, berry liqueur (or syrup), mint leaves and lime fresh berries in the bottom of a highball glass.
Fill the glass with CRUSHED ice then add the rum.
Stir, then top with soda.
Garnish and serve.

National Mojito Day is July 11th.

*  I did do a Berry Mojito in martini form ages ago. You know, just in case you want this flavor profile with extra kick per sip.

 
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20190706

BERRY COCKTAILS



Let's get right down to it, because who doesn't love cocktails with berries?
 
BERRY
COCKTAILS
 
BERRY, BERRY BLACK CAT COCKTAIL
BERRY CHERRY SHERRY COBBLER COCKTAIL
BERRY CHOCOLATE FRAPPÉ
BERRY LIQUEUR RECIPES
BERRY MIMOSA
BERRY SANGRIA
BERRY SANGRIA EDIBLE COCKTAILS
BERRY SCARY MARTINI
BERRY VALENTINE SHOOTER
BOYSENBERRY RUM FLIP
EDIBLE BERRY SHORTCAKE SHOTS
GIRLS NIGHT OUT MARTINI
HOLLY BERRY MARTINI
HUMBLE BERRY PIE COCKTAIL
LICUADOS DE MAYO COCKTAIL
MIXED BERRY MOJITO
PIMM'S BERRY CUP
PRETTY IN PINK FLIRTINI
PROJECT RUNWAY MARTINI
SPARKLING SKELETON SANGRIA
VERY BERRY MARTINI
WHISKEY BERRY SMASH
WILD BERRY POP TART MARTINI
 
BY INDIVIDUAL BERRIES
BLACKBERRY COCKTAILS
BLUEBERRY COCKTAILS
CRANBERRY COCKTAILS
RASPBERRY COCKTAILS
STRAWBERRY COCKTAILS
 
July is Berry Month.
 
 
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
 
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