I hope you will indulge me and allow a non-technology post.
Recently I found myself with a bottle of Coconut Rum and didn’t know what to do with it. I like rum and I love coconut, so this was a good problem to have. Google to the rescue, but as much as I enjoy rum AND coconut, nothing tasted as good as a Piña Colada using the standard mix in a bottle from my local grocery. That seemed sad to me, so after trying a few recipes like
- Coconut Cola (great if you like coconut and rum and cokes)
- Coconut Orange (a little too tangy for me)
- Goombay Smash
- A Day At The Beach
- The Bianca Pop (good to get an evening started)
You can find more coconut rum drinks.
I decided to try to smooth some of the bite a few of those drinks had by mixing things I liked, while not getting too complex. I call it TheFu:
Use a Highball Glass
- 3 oz orange juice
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 oz coconut rum
Fill glass with 50% crushed ice, add rum, then add both juices and stir.
Nothing too complex, but the OJ and Pineapple really complement the coconut rum. Without both juices, there’s just a little too much bite for me. I tried drinks with just 1 or the other. It was a tough day of experimentation. ;) Sure, there are other drinks that can be made with a few other ingredients, but I was
b) without those other ingredients.
The Piña Colada is still very tasty, but who wants a 350 calorie drink all the time when a 200 calorie drink that is pretty easy to make, without any mess, no blender to clean up, is just slightly less tasty? I still like the coconut rum and coke just as much, but as long as there’s OJ and pineapple juice in da house, this new drink will be it.
Perhaps I need to pick up some grenadine?
7/3/11 Update: Seems there’s a very similar recipe to TheFu called Jack-is-Back
- 2 oz Coconut Rum
- 2 oz Pineapple juice
- 2 oz Orange juice
similar, but not quite.