A liqueur cousin of the Piña Colada.
Served on the rocks or with crushed ice, this luscious liqueur mimics the classic Piña Colada and makes a delicious drink. Unlike its namesake cousin, this is not a thick cocktail.
Author: Chief Mixologist
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
- 2 Cups sugar
- 1 Cup water
- 2 Cups fresh grated coconut
- 1 split vanilla bean
- 1 1/2 Cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 3 or 4 Cups light rum
- Start by making a simple syrup.
- Cool syrup to under 120 degrees F and add coconut and vanilla.
- Simmer a few minutes (4 or 5). Allow to cool to room temperature and add pineapple and rum.
- Age for a month and strain.
- Press juice from pineapple and other solids.
- Age for 1 or 2 more months and head off sailing.
- Serve in a highball or hurricane glass.
- Garnish with a pineapple chunk and cherry.
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