2 Easy Cocktail And Mocktail Drinks For Parties

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Cocktail And Mocktail Drinks For Parties

When you throw a party, drinks are an integral part of it. Pina colada is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. So today I will share Pina Colada cocktail and mocktail recipes with you. A well made Pina Colada is always a winner and quite easy to make as well.

A basic mix of pineapple juice and coconut milk is used to make both cocktails and mocktails. But before we proceed to prepare them, let me tell you how to make coconut cream and coconut milk at home because that is the basic ingredient of both the drinks.

How to Prepare Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk at Home

Coconut milk is an extract made from coconut pulp. You can get packaged coconut milk in the market but if you want to make fresh coconut milk at home, it’s easy to make. Scrape the coconut and soak its fresh pulp you obtain in hot water for five minutes.

If you have desiccated coconut, soak it for 15 min. Squeeze the coconut to obtain a thick white coconut cream. Soak the pulp in hot water a second time and squeeze it to get coconut milk. You can use coconut cream in your cocktail or mocktail for a richer taste. But coconut milk also works fine.

Pina Colada Cocktail

Pina Colada Cocktail

Preparation Time: 5 min

Ingredients

Pineapple Juice  120 ml
Coconut Cream 15 ml
Rum 15 ml
Ice Cubes As Required
Red cherry 1 pc
Pineapple Wedge 1 pc

Method

1. Mix pineapple juice, coconut cream, rum and ice cubes in a blender or cocktail shaker.
2. Pour in a tall glass and garnish it with cherry.
3. Put the pineapple wedge on the glass and serve immediately.
4. Blending takes away some of the punch of the drink. If you want it on the rocks, pour pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream in a tall glass in that order. Chill in the refrigerator. At the time of serving, garnish with cherry and pineapple wedge.

Note: Pina Colada is basically a Spanish drink. So use Spanish rum for original taste. If you are unable to get hold of one, don’t worry, any rum will make a good Pina Colada; you need not sacrifice your drink because of that.

Also Read

The Traditional Pina Colada Recipe
Refreshing Tropical Drinks
Best Drinks For A Party

Pina Colada Mocktail

Pina Colada Mocktail

Preparation Time: 5 min

Ingredients

Pineapple Juice  120 ml
Coconut Cream  15 ml
Sugar Syrup  15 ml  (optional, if you prefer your drinks to be sweet.)
Ice Cubes As Required
Red cherry 1 pc
Pineapple Wedge 1 pc

Method

1. To prepare sugar syrup, dissolve 100 gm sugar in 125 ml water. Boil it for 7 to 8 min and cool. Store in airtight bottle and keep in refrigerator. Use as required.
2. Mix pineapple juice, coconut cream, sugar syrup and ice cubes in a blender or cocktail shaker.
3. Pour in a tall glass and garnish it with cherry.
4. Put the pineapple wedge on the glass and serve immediately.
5. If you want your mocktail on the rocks, pour pineapple juice, sugar syrup and coconut cream in a tall glass in that order. Chill in the refrigerator. At the time of serving, garnish with cherry and pineapple wedge.

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