Tuesday, July 10, 2012

National Pina Colada Day / Torched Cherry Colada

Ok so the weatherman (no not the great emcee Evidence of Dilated Peoples) said that it would be around 108° today and for the most part, we have to be outside overseeing a few garden projects for the community. With that comes a need for refreshment, and not just any sort of refreshment, something that truly will cool the body down. After being out in the Sun for a few hours, first and foremost, take a shower. No one wants to stand next to the funky cat pouring drinks, even if you are giving em away for free (ok maybe a few people would but that’s another story.) 

So after you are home and all cooled off, fix yourself up a few of these lovely Torched Cherry Coladas and relax in the shade. This recipe is something we hijacked from the great Benihanas of Ontario, California and aren’t ashamed to say its damn good. Now you may be asking yourself why of alldrinks did we choose a Pina Colada? Today just so happens to be National Pina Colada Day and we need don’t need much of a reason to partake in some great Libations and neither should you.

Torched Cherry Colada
8 Maraschino Cherries (destemmed)
2 oz Coco Lopez®cream of coconut
2 oz pineapple juice
1 cup crushed ice

Pour rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and cherries into a blender with one cup of crushed ice.
Blend until smooth & pour into a chilled Collins, cocktail or champagne coupe glass.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry, and serve.

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