Last week I wrote about a great summer drink: the piÃ±a colada. Except I made it better â€“ you canâ€™t beat a piÃ±a colada with ice cream. Itâ€™s cool, creamy, fruityâ€¦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. JalapeÃ±o & Cucumber Gin & Tonic or Blueberry Prosecco more your style? Iâ€™ve got those and more on Michelleâ€™s site. If youâ€™re interested in new, simple, creative cocktails please go check out my posts and come back to give me some feedback once youâ€™ve made the drinks. I want to know what you think. Cocktails are social, right? Letâ€™s talk about them!
Today, Iâ€™m still talking about piÃ±a coladas but this version is different. No blender, no store-bought mix. Iâ€™m giving you an original recipe for a piÃ±a colada martini â€“ itâ€™s light, tropical and has all the flavor you want without the added sugar and sweetness of the traditional cocktail.
I know piÃ±a coladas are normally made with rum, but to keep this drink in line with calling it a martini Iâ€™m making it with vodka. CÃ®roc vodka.
CÃ®roc is one of my favorite brands of vodka, itâ€™s smooth and clean without any bitter aftertaste. Their flavors are right on â€“ coconut, pineapple, peach â€“ alright, Iâ€™ll admit Iâ€™ve tried all six flavors. I like each and every one. CÃ®roc did not pay me to say that, Iâ€™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 Iâ€™ve given you two piÃ±a colada alternatives: piÃ±a colada with ice cream and a piÃ±a colada martini, which one are you going to try? MaybeÂ both? Let me know which one you choose in the comments and tell me aboutÂ your favorite summer cocktail â€“ maybe Iâ€™ll feature it in an upcoming post!
As always, no matter which cocktail you tryâ€¦please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver.