pina colada

 Malibu white rum // pineapple juice // coconut milk

The Pina Colada is a classic, created in Puerto Rico, dating back to 1952. This cocktail just gets me thinking about future holidays on the beach. The Malibu taste is rich and runs through the cocktail, with creamy coconut milk and a tangy hit of pineapple. 

If you are using your box to make 12 cocktails, you'll need 25ml of Malibu, 50ml of pineapple juice and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk. If you want to make 6 stronger cocktails, I would recommend upping to 50ml of Malibu and just adding slightly more pineapple juice, say another 25ml. I like to empty my coconut milk into a container, give it a good mix and leave it in the fridge for 30 mins before I use it. It cools the mixture and creates a more creamy texture. It's a taste preference, you're the creator, so just see how you go!

  1. Add 25ml of Malibu to your jam jar.

  2. Fill the jar with ice. You want this to be to the top of the jam, but so that you can also get the lid on. 

  3. Add 50ml of pineapple juice.

  4. Give you tin of coconut milk a good shake, open and mix (or remove from the fridge and mix if you emptied it into a container)!

  5. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut milk to your jam jar. This amount will allow the pineapple flavour to come through more - if you like it a bit creamier, then add an extra tablespoon.

  6. Put the lid on and give it a good shake.

  7. Put a straw in and enjoy. Top tip - stand outside with your eyes closed and take a sip whilst pretending you are on a beach...).