Christmas Colada

 

 
Christmas Colada
 
...tis the season for some holiday cheer.  As with some of our previous tri-colored frozen drinks (Stars & Stripes and Rasta Colada), we're basically making Pina Coladas and adding some color and flavor to arrive at our destination.  You can use our ingredients and directions as a guideline, but feel free to add what ever you like to color your cocktail.  With our version, it's essentially a frozen Grasshopper, next to a Pina Colada, next to a Strawberry Colada.   Remember, the second batch seems to always comes out better than the first.  Happy holidays, and we hope you enjoy our featured cocktail, the Christmas Colada!
 
 
Ingredients
 
6 oz. Pina Colada Mix
3 Tbsp. cream of Coconut
1 oz. Roses Sweetened Lime Juice
Whipped Cream
Cherries for garnishing
2 trays of ice
 
 
Directions
 
Combine the Rum (white), Pina Colada Mix, cream of Coconut, Lime Juice, and a tray of ice, in a blender.  Blend on high for about 2 minutes.  Pour half of this mix into a bowl and set in the freezer.  With the half that's still in the blender,  pour half of that into another bowl and set aside.  Now, there should be 1/4 of the original amount still in the blender.  To that, add the Malibu Rum, Strawberry Pucker, and about 10 cubes of ice.  Blend about 2 minutes on high, pour into a container, and set in the freezer.  Rinse out the blender, and then add the 1/4 of the original mix that was set aside, the Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, and about 10 cubes of ice, into the blender.  Blend on high for about 2 minutes.  Pour this mix into a container and set in the freezer.  You should now have 3 containers sitting in your freezer, with the red, green, and white mixes.  It seems to work better if they sit in the freezer for at least half an hour as the mixes stiffen up.  When you're ready to serve, simple take an ice cream scoop (or spoon) and sort of ladel and layer the three mixes on top of each other.  A Collins or Hurricane glass works best.  Put a little whipped cream on top, garnish with a cherry, insert a long straw, and let the celebrating begin.  It's a lot simpler to make than it sounds, and will certainly impress your lucky guests.  Give it a try... the Christmas Colada!

 

 

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