My wife has an amusing story where after tasting virgin pina coladas on vacation with her family, she and a group of her peers skipped school to head out ask for them at a bar in Wausau, WI.
I don't think I've ever had a Pina Colada, so since hearing the story, (and reading about them in the first issue of Mixologist
,) I've been itching to give them a try.
One of my perennial problems is an inability to completely follow a recipe, I had no fresh pineapple juice, (who does?,) was making thai chicken soup, and I still had some Brazilian Daiquiri
left, so I went at it thusly.
2 oz Brazilian Daiquiri
1 oz Coconut Milk
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Shake in an iced cocktail shaker and strain into a glass.
My wife said it smelled like a Pina Colada; but, she remembered them being blended.
Very tasty, though.
PS. Consuming "girly" drinks like this may result in eGullet posts
using words like "yummy". If you are at all concerned about the appearance of masculity in your eGullet persona, you might want to stay away from the computer while under the influence.
PPS. After making this it occurred to me that a Ramos Gin Fizz made with Coconut Milk instead of cream might be a very fine thing.
edited for grammar.
Edited by eje, 06 January 2006 - 01:40 PM.