Last week I wrote about a great summer drink: the piña colada. Except I made it better – you can’t beat a piña colada with ice cream. It’s cool, creamy, fruity…perfect for the last humid days of summer. Consider it your tropical boozy dessert with fresh ingredients. The recipe is featured on A Dish of Daily Life, where I post an original cocktail recipe each month. Jalapeño & Cucumber Gin & Tonic or Blueberry Prosecco more your style? I’ve got those and more on Michelle’s site. If you’re interested in new, simple, creative cocktails please go check out my posts and come back to give me some feedback once you’ve made the drinks. I want to know what you think. Cocktails are social, right? Let’s talk about them!
Today, I’m still talking about piña coladas but this version is different. No blender, no store-bought mix. I’m giving you an original recipe for a piña colada martini – it’s light, tropical and has all the flavor you want without the added sugar and sweetness of the traditional cocktail.
I know piña coladas are normally made with rum, but to keep this drink in line with calling it a martini I’m making it with vodka. Cîroc vodka.
Cîroc is one of my favorite brands of vodka, it’s smooth and clean without any bitter aftertaste. Their flavors are right on – coconut, pineapple, peach – alright, I’ll admit I’ve tried all six flavors. I like each and every one. Cîroc did not pay me to say that, I’m really a fan.
You could serve this drink on the rocks, too. Follow the directions for making the cocktail but strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
Now that I’ve given you two piña colada alternatives: piña colada with ice cream and a piña colada martini, which one are you going to try? Maybe both? Let me know which one you choose in the comments and tell me about your favorite summer cocktail – maybe I’ll feature it in an upcoming post!
As always, no matter which cocktail you try…please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver.