Pomegranate Piña Colada
Piña Coladas make me think of summer things like tropical music, sunshine, the beach, flip flops, the smell of tanning lotion, and warm evenings.
Since summer is less than a month away (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), it only seems fitting that a Piña Colada may be in order (for adults only of course).
Here’s a spin on a Piña Colada that’s made with pomegranate juice which adds just a bit of tart flavor, and a pretty pink color to the mix.
Frozen pineapple juice concentrate is used to sweeten the drink, and it also adds to the classic Piña Colada flavor.
An added bonus when using frozen pineapple juice is that the leftovers can be put in a plastic freezer bag or container, and stored in the freezer for the next time you make Piña Coladas.
If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, in place of the rum add sparkling water or club soda.
So let’s check out the ingredients.
Fresh 100% pomegranate juice, cream of coconut, frozen pineapple juice (concentrate), white rum, crushed ice, maraschino cherries with stems, fresh pineapple slices (optional for garnish). Not pictured, shredded coconut (optional for garnish).
Here’s how to make it.
In a blender, add cream of coconut,
frozen pineapple juice concentrate…
…fresh pomegranate juice.
Then add rum (for a non-alcoholic version, instead of rum use sparkling water or club soda),
blend on the smoothie setting.
Pour into serving glasses….
…with a small serving spoon, drizzle just a bit of pomegranate juice on top of the Piña Colada for added color.
Garnish with maraschino cherries, sliced pineapple and shredded coconut (optional).
Serve right away and….
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Pomegranate Piña Colada
Yield: Serves 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1 cup fresh 100% pomegranate juice
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons frozen pineapple juice concentrate
¾ cup cream of coconut
¾ cup white rum
3 cups crushed ice
3 maraschino cherries with stems (for garnish)
3 pineapple slices (optional for garnish)
3 teaspoons shredded coconut (optional for garnish)
To a blender, add cream of coconut, frozen pineapple juice concentrate, pomegranate juice, rum, and ice. Blend on the smoothie setting. Pour into serving glasses. With a small serving spoon, drizzle just a bit of pomegranate juice on top of the Piña Colada for added color. Garnish with maraschino cherries, fresh pineapple and shredded coconut (optional). Serve right away.