Spring is officially here – and soon summer days will be ahead – and there’s nothing better than homemade Pina Coladas – The best one I have ever tasted was in Havana Cuba – and I’ve been tasting ever since looking for the perfect Pina Colada to come close to that hot afternoon! Well, I was in the Dominican for a wedding this spring – and attended the wedding at a Posh Platinum Resort – and had another absolutely awesome Pina!
I then came to the conclusion – we Canadians don’t have the heat of summer 12 months of the year to make this drink like our Caribbean friends. So I asked my new friend Nestrese who happens to be Native Jamaican about this perfect recipe –
Here is between the two of us came up with!
We both agreed that Baileys ( Also see Home Made Baileys Recipe) had a huge part to play in the drinks perfection as well as Coconut Cream. ( Coconut Cream may not be easy to find – I found mine in an Asian food store. ) Malibu Rum has a great coconut flavour which adds to the greatness of this recipe. Real Pineapple takes it another level as well.
But I found the drink wasn’t sweet enough without adding a shot of Mott’s Pina Colada Mix
My Recipe is for the size of a Margaritaville so you may have to fiddle with the amounts if using a normal blender with ice.