Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pina Colada with a pinch of Nutmeg

"That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of Cruzan RUM!.

Well, truth is, Jackie is not a fan of getting caught in the rain.  But she is pretty happy with a Pina Colada and the feel of the ocean... 2 out of three ain't bad.

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But today it is all about the rum... And the CREAM OF COCONUT!

I am on a mission... No more of that prepackaged pina colada mix.  Once you try this, you will never go back (and you get so much more volume for your money... Better tasting drink and save money in the long run)...

It is only 3 ingredients, mixed in equal proportions, add a blender and even the most inexperienced bartender will have your guests singing like Rupert Holmes.

But it is the Cream of Coconut that is the key to making a GREAT Pina Colada.  Yes, this is available in most grocery stores.  Wal-Mart (the big ones, with the grocery stores) does carry it.  Liquor stores stock it in their mixer section.  Possibly in the Mexican section of the market.  It does exist in your town.  Cream of Coconut is thicker than coconut milk.  Kind of the consistency of condensed milk.  It makes your drink creamy and rich; as well as just a bit thicker.

I did add my own little extra flair at the end.  It added a taste that I liked, but also I just wanted an excuse to use my new toy...

The Nutmeg Grater

I saw it in use, and just had to have one.  A quick order from, and even here, relatively fast shipping, and I had it for my next in a long line of rum soaked weekends (rum soaked but well garnished).  Look, convenient place to hold whole nutmegs waiting to flavor my drink...

So the recipe...

1 part Pineapple Juice
1 part Cream of Coconut
1 part Cruzan Coconut infused Rum

Toss everything in a blender and blend for 30 seconds
Serve over ice

Grate with fresh Nutmeg if you are lucky enough to have a nutmeg grater.

Oh, and you can use this for grating Ginger as well...

and you knew the song would be here... Not terribly fond of the meaning (hey, two people were cheating on each other), but it is catchy...



  1. I saw your cool grater immediately! And just the other day, hubby and I were discussing that we needed to get out of our gin and tonic rut. This will do quite nicely.

  2. Is it wrong that I want one of these at 7:30 in the morning?

  3. Perfect island drink! I love it!

  4. My ' secret ingredient' in some drinks is did you get to the secret vault? :) :)

    excellent...where can I have a glass ..right now? :)

  5. Your photos today are stunners. That drink doesn't sound too bad either :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. I love pina coladas! It sounds like you've perfected the recipe for us so thank you! Can't wait to mix these up next time I have friends over!

  7. I am loving the idea of freshly ground nutmeg. I don't drink alcohol, but I'm thinking a virgin pina colada with fresh nutmeg sounds divine. (My inlaws recently went on a cruise and brought me home a bunch of nutmeg)

  8. Oh you are speaking my language, now, cher! Yummm! Sounds and looks divinely delicious! Cheers!

  9. I love that song. I love pina coladas. And I love nutmeg.

    Did you know that nutmeg can be a hallucinogen if you eat it in high enough quantities?

  10. I'm not a fan of getting caught in the rain either... but more importantly... I love Pina Coladas... makin' love in ....well let's just say....I love that song too!