Like sands through the hourglass, so are the hump days of our lives…
Aka: welcome back to another edition of Hump Day Quickie Cocktails, everyone!
We don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but it has been in the 90s here all week (Fahrenheit, that is. Sorry, international readers, celsius is too complicated for us), and so we were inspired to bring you a quickie (and conveniently low-cal!) version of one of the most scrumptious summer drinks there is: the Piña Colada!
So come inside and let us tell you about the wonders of the Piña No-Lada!
Here at The Woman At The Bar, we pride ourselves on drinking at a higher level than your typical 20-something, but when it comes to alcoholic smoothies and milkshakes, we don’t care what anyone thinks, we are ALL about it. Piña Coladas being no exception. The only problem is, making a real Piña Colada takes a lot of time and dedication (and a good blender), and that simply won’t do when it comes to our hump day ritual. SO, we broke down the Piña Colada to its base, and reformatted it into a delicious and easy drink to make anytime, anywhere. Ready?
For the Piña No-Lada you will need:
- 2 oz traditional, barrel aged rum
- aprox. 2 oz pure coconut water (not flavored)
- aprox. 2 oz pineapple juice (not from concentrate)
Gather your ingredients, plus your jigger, bar spoon, and serving glass.
Since we just told you about the wonders of crushed ice, we decided to crush some for this drink, but you can also use regular ice if you want to speed up the process even more.
Once your glass is filled with ice, measure out your 2 oz of rum (we prefer using Myers in this drink), and pour it straight in.
Next, add in your pineapple juice and coconut water. You want relatively the same amount of each, but as usual with our quickie cocktails, you are hereby officially approved to wing it.
Now give that puppy a stir, and voila! Your very own low-cal Piña No-Lada.
Perfect for a hump day when you need to escape to a tropical paradise for a while.
BUT WHAT ABOUT using pineapple flavored coconut water (a la Vita Coco)?