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How to make pina colada

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With coconut, pineapple and rum, pina coladas are the perfect tropical treat.

You can make either frozen or standard pina coladas, depending on the equipment you have available.

Adding flavours is easy too, with blueberry, strawberry and mango all going well with the recipe.

You can even forego the alcohol and add a little extra juice to make a delicious drink for the kids.

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So sit back, sip on a pina colada and dream of a tropical getaway.

Pina Colada recipe – Frozen

You will need

  • 6-7 chunks of pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • 50ml Bacardi Carta Blanco
  • 50ml fresh pineapple juice
  • Ice

To garnish: A pineapple triangle

To mix: A blender

Method

Place all your ingredients into the blender (apart from the garnish!) and blend until a smooth consistency

Pour into a chilled (or even better, frozen) glass, then add your garnish and serve

You can mix in strawberry, mango or blueberry for a different take on the classic cocktail

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Pina Colada recipe – shaken

You will need

  • 6 tablespoons of fresh pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons of white rum
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of coconut
  • 3 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Crushed ice

To Garnish: fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry

To mix – Cocktail shaker

Combine the pineapple juice, amaretto liqueur, rum, lime juice, cream of coconut, and angostura bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

Cover, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.

This should take around 30 seconds, you can also tell by how cold the shaker feels.

If the shaker has frosted over or is icy to the touch, your drink is ready.

Next, strain into a crushed ice-filled glass.

Garnish, if desired.

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