Monday, July 20, 2015
Well, believe it or not, it actually can. By adding a cold drink in your hand.
When I think of the beach, I instantly think of pina coladas. The combination of rich, creamy coconut and tart, sweet pineapples all mixed together in the frozen, slushy drink. It screams summer and it screams "beach drink"!
The pina coco mojito is what you get if the classic mojito and pina colada were to have a baby. And it's the most delicious thing ever.
Pina Coco Mojito
1/4 Cup shredded, sweetened coconut
3/4 Cup cream of coconut
1/2 Cup pineapple juice
12 Mint Leaves
5 Tsp sugar
3 Oz Rum
Place coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in a 300 degree preheated oven until golden brown. Keep an eye on the coconut, it will go from golden to burnt quickly. Remove and allow to cool.
One the coconut is cooled, use a lime wedge to run around the rim of each glass. Roll in toasted coconut to coat.
Combine the pineapple juice, mint leaves, lime and sugar in a large glass. Using a muddle, gently press the ingredients to release the juices and incorporate the sugar. Add the cream of coconut and rum and stir to combine.
Fill each rimmed glass with ice, pour equal parts of the mixture in each glass. Top off with ginger ale, gently stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge, chunk of pineapple and mint leaves, if desired. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original