Pine apple coconut cream rum cocktail
Pinacolada brings memories of Hawaii, the sand, wind and waves. If everything cannot be remade, at least the drink can be recreated. This is invariably the best chilled drink you’ll ever have. I have made certain variations as I wanted to deviate from the milky white, classic Piñacolada. This indulgent sipper is best served outdoors on a patio while the sun gently kisses the skin or at the poolside for the best experience.
Rum is made from sugar cane. Molasses that is left after making sugar from cane juice, is fermented with yeast and distilled to make light rum. It takes 24 hours for experts to make it. As it can blend well with other fruit flavours it is widely used in cocktails. Medium bodied Golden rum also called Amber rum is mellow and smooth as it is aged for several years. Heavy bodied Dark rum will be fermented for many weeks and aged in oak casks for extended periods. They are coloured naturally by caramelized sugar.
Making cocktails is an art of precision as the bartender has a recipe for every drink and they are creative in concocting new imaginative combinations! To get the right flavour, skilled mixologists have a few trick up their sleeves. The elegance they employ in mixing these drinks is a show of its own. There are thousands of recipes and no wonder mixologists are called bar chefs.
Cocktails can also be created by anyone following the exact measurements in a recipe because they are balanced to get the best flavour. Changing the quantity of each ingredient result in a variety of flavours and as a home mixologist I have tried mine. In this Summer Colada everything is combined in a blender. It creates a drink with a smooth consistency that can be served to please all the senses.
- 3 cups diced fresh pineapple
- 1 oz coconut cream (2 tbsp)
- 1 oz heavy whipping cream
- 6 ice cubes
- 4 cubes raw sugar
- 2 oz golden rum
- Crush pineapple, sugar and ice until smooth.
- Stain to remove any coarse particle.
- Add coconut cream and whipping cream to it.
- Finally add 2 oz rum to it for an adult version and whiz once.
- Serve it immediately.