October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Pina Colada

I got to sample this cocktail at Kitchen Conservatory last night and thought is was a genius idea...refreshing & fruity yet seasonally festive, something a bit different for the holiday season. This was so good that I'll I'm thinking of making a few for an upcoming backyard bonfire. Kudos to Barb Nack, who served this drink in her Girls' Night Out class.

Pumpkin Spice Pina Colada

Kelly's note: I reduced the ice by half for each drink. If you like an icier beverage, use a full cup of cubes.

For each drink:

2 ounces Coco Lopez cream of coconut
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce spiced rum
1/2 cup of ice
dash of pumpkin pie spice, for garnish (recipe below)
cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Mix all ingredients, except the pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon stick, in a blender and whiz until smooth. Pour into a glass, add a cinnamon stick & sprinkle with a pinch or two of pumpkin pie spice.

If you stir the drink gently with the cinnamon stick, you'll create a spicy swirl. Yum.

For the pumpkin pie spice:

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Stir to blend in a small bowl.

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