A liqueur cousin of the Piña Colada.

Colada Liqueur
 
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.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Start by making a simple syrup.
  2. Cool syrup to under 120 degrees F and add coconut and vanilla.
  3. Simmer a few minutes (4 or 5). Allow to cool to room temperature and add pineapple and rum.
  4. Age for a month and strain.
  5. Press juice from pineapple and other solids.
  6. Age for 1 or 2 more months and head off sailing.
  7. Serve in a highball or hurricane glass.
  8. Garnish with a pineapple chunk and cherry.

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