Recipe Thursdays: Classic PiƱa Colada

"Colada" is actually Spanish for "strained." In addition to the famous Piña Colada — the offical beverage of Puerto Rico — any sweet, rum-based cocktail blended with crushed ice can claim to be a colada. Here's the Classic Piña Colada recipe from The Little Pink Book of Frozen Drinks by Virginia Reynolds.

Classic Piña Colada

1-1/2 oz. golden rum
1-1/2 oz. coconut cream
4 oz. pineapple juice
About 1 cup ice cubes

1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until slushy.
2. Pour into a chilled parfait glass or half coconut shell.
3. Garnish with pineapple chunks and a cherry.

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