We’ve gotten into the habit of mixing up a fun cocktail right before Shabbat starts as a way to end the long week and start our 25 hours of rest. So far, we’ve tried Lemon Drop Martinis and Margaritas – both of which we love. This past week, I was surfing on Twitter and found a great cocktail idea from Kosher Eye – the Pina Colada. I haven’t had a Pina Colada since I was last on a beach … which was a very long time ago so I called my hubbie and asked him to stop at the store on his way home to pick up a few items we needed for the recipe:
- 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
- 1 can Coco Lopez kosher Cream of Coconut.
- 2 cups crushed ice.
- 12 ounces light rum
We went crazy buying inexpensive alcohol in St. Martin during our honeymoon 7 years ago and still had 2 brand new bottles of rum so I checked that one off the list. All we needed was the pineapples and Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut. Seemed easy enough but after stopping at 4 different stores that were all sold out of the Coco Lopez, my poor hubbie finally gave up.
But did we let that stop us from making these yummy drinks. No way, I decided to give them a try using So Delicious Coconut milk. Now keep in mind I’ve never had Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut so I have now idea if Coconut milk is a decent substitute, but I mixed all of the ingredients in my blender and the Pina Coladas were not bad at all. I even mixed up a non-alcoholic version for my 6-year-old daughter so we were all able to make a nice La Heim together to kick off Shabbat.
Thanks Kosher Eye for the suggestion via Twitter. Let me know what ideas you have for Shabbat Cocktails next week!