Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.
During a recent vacation, Barbara and Kevin fell in love with the Amaretto Pina Coladas served at the Hyatt Regency in Bonita Springs, Florida. She ran right home and bought all the ingredients to make their own.
Isn’t it fun to bring a piece of vacation home with you? Either by making a fun drink like this one or recreating a local dish you tried while away?
When we got back from New Orleans several years ago, we were determined to make chargrilled oysters just like the ones at Drago’s. While oysters in Indiana aren’t exactly the same as the ones down there, we enjoy making them a couple times of year.
They tried two versions of the Amaretto Pina Colada. For the first version, they used a bottled Pina Colada mix, but it just was not the same.
Putting in the extra effort to make the pina colada “from scratch” made all the difference.
This Amaretto Pina Colada is going to be their go-to fun drink on the weekend at home.
Amaretto Pina Colada
The recipe below makes one large hurricane glass full or two small martini sized drinks.
Like the flavor of Amaretto? Try Barbara’s Amaretto French Toast.
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 3 oz. cream of coconut
- 2 oz. rum
- 2 cups ice
- 1 shot Amaretto
- In a blender, mix together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, and ice until blended and slushy.
- In a glass, pour one shot of Amaretto; pour frozen pina colado over the Amaretto.
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