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09 March 2012

DIY Pina Colada (Cheat One)

L to R: "Pina Colada", Bacardi, Pineapple Juice, Malibu
The mere mention or even thought of the name of the drink always reminds me of this cute oldie by Rupert Holmes' called Escape. Oh, you know... the one that goes like:
"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape".
.... and I always remember how it had this really funny but totally weird ending because the singer finds out that his blind date was....[SPOILER ALERT: SKIP THE NEXT LINE IF YOU LIVED IN A CAVE ALL YOUR LIFE OR ARE TOO YOUNG..AND THUS, DON'T KNOW THE LYRICS TO THIS SONG]....

....... HIS WIFE.

Screwed up, but many LOLs........ And... this wasn't the point of the post so I'm totally digressing.

Moving on now - if you happen to find some spare rum (bacardi), malibu (coconut liqueur), pineapple juice (F&N Fruit Tree brand - seriously recommended, like, it's no laughing matter serious kind of serious), and some ice lying about the house, you can actually MAKE your very own Pina Colada (.... but no promises that you'll find the love you're looking for, though! Hehe!)! And here's how:

Measure one part of all the liquids, except for the pineapple juice -you might want 2 to 3 parts of that.

Get some ice & cup it with the palm of your hand. Crush it (the ice, not your hand) with the back of a spoon by hitting it against the ice. Repeat it with a handful of ice.

Pour everything into a shaker (if you don't have a shaker, a clean, empty jam jar with a tight cover will do).

Then shake it. shake it like a Polaroid Picture, shake it, shake it. (singing and dancing while actually shaking the concoction is an option - no guarantee if it will affect the the end results of the drink, or if it cause an observer to call for an ambulance to institutionalise a "strange neighbour being weird in the kitchen")

After a few seconds, or once it's milky and bubbly - pour it out on a pretty glass.


Enjoy it while getting caught in a rain.

Or on a hot, humid, Sunday.


(Am going to try come up with a DIY post every other week. Just to shake things up a bit)

**Edited 27 Jan 2013 - I should mention that ACTUAL pina coladas uses COCONUT CREAM instead of Malibu. I tried doing this and it turned out horrible because the scent of the coconut was overpowering. Probably I didn't use the right sort of cream or used too much. Until I learn how to get it right, I'll stick to using Malibu for now. :)