i just have one VERY serious question for you…
do you like piña coladas? what are your thoughtsssssssss?
can we take a minute to acknowledge the beauty that is THIS PERFECTLY RIPE PINEAPPLE^^^^^
okay sorry. i just am super loving pineapple right now. especially on my buffalo bacon burgers. shameless plug! But! I bought the stuff to make those tonight for dinner so YAY!
um. OKAY. these drinks are not buffalo-y. they’re silky smooth and creamy and just YUM-in-a-glass. <- my new saying FOREVER.
p.s. my new knives make cutting this sucker up a BREEZE.
just like the breeze you’re going to swear you feel when you take a sip of this tropical goodness.
have i finally reached the point where i’m laying it on too thick? if so, do you like it? or should i stop? tell me your feelings. i’m a GREAT listener unless you’re frankie talking about your day. see also: i’m the worst.
I’m pretty sure we alllll know where i stand on the piña colada train. in the conductors car… FOR SURE.
i REALLY wanted to set out to learn how to make them at home because they’re just… so lovely. and perfect. and wonderful. and easy to drink.
can i get you all to yell “perfect summer cocktail!”
readyyyyyy 1.. 2… 3! GO.
you didn’t yell… did you?
here’s the thing. cooking the pineapple was NOT my idea. i owe this one to my lovely best friend Bianca. when i told her i was making piña coladas, she jumped on the chance to tell me about the grilled pineapple colada-y drinks they make at her restaurant and i was SMITTEN.
like sure on the first date you’re going to marry the guy smitten.
the TRAVESTY of this situation is that i live in a shoebox in manhattan and don’t have a grill…. WAHHHH.
i am, however, throwing a pity party in 3… 2… 1… GO.
jk. i dealt with the situation by broilingggggg the pineapple. but if you own a grill you should totes grill it and let me know what your thoughts are! better yet, make a batch of grilled and a batch of broiled and have a piña colada war!
in case you were wondering, coconut rum is my new obsession.
i had a full out discussion with the guy at the liquor store about my confusion around which to go with bacardi or malibu. like, probably talked to the dude for a good 20 minutes.
don’t quote me here, but i believe we settled on bacardi because it was a higher alcohol content?? i’m all about the bang for my buck.
think fast! have you ever seen an ombre situation so pretty??
if you answered yes, you’re a liar.
good news! even non-coconut enthusiasts love this!
also, side note: i’m slightly obsessed with coconut which has NEVER been my thing. ever. and now it is and i’m freaked out. HALP. (my favorite pitcher of margaritas is frozen coconut/strawberry… WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN…. should i try to make this at home??)
you didn’t think you were getting through this one without a stellar pour shot did you??
i love, love, loveeeee that pitcher right now!! i’m super into the pretty spots.
so let’s just grab a glass and go on a tropical vacation.
also, pineapple is like a super good fruit for you right?? gotta label this a “health smoothie.”
show up with a pitcher of this on your mom’s doorstep, because really we should be celebrating our moms everyday!
- 5 cups cubed pineapple
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 + ½ cups coconut rum
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 15 oz cream of coconut
- 5 cups ice
- Set the oven to broil. Spread the cubed pineapple on a baking sheet and put it under the broiler for 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the pineapple and return to the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
- Combine the pineapple, rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice in a blender. Blend until ice is completely broken down.
- Enjoy with a slice of fresh pineapple on the rim!
HEY LOOK FRANKIE’S BACK WITH A BEARD SHOT. you’re welcome.
Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen