I know it's been a while since my last post, but I promise this will make up for it. Summer is over, which makes me so very glad because Fall is here! Yahoo! And this, my friends, is the perfect drink to toast to Fall. How is a Pina Colada the perfect Fall beverage? Because it is reminiscent of Summer (without it tasting light sunscreen smells), you can sip it outside where there's a cool breeze, and it's downright delicious.
1 can coconut milk
1 stalk fresh lemongrass
1/2 fresh pineapple (peeled and cored)
1 frozen banana
1/3 cup simple syrup
1/2-3/4 clear rum (we used Bacardi)
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk on medium high heat. Chop the lemongrass into pieces (it doesn't matter what size - as long as they are large enough to strain out of the liquid) and add it into the pan. Turn down the heat and allow the liquid to cool. Dice the pineapple and put about 1/2 of it in a blender. Add some of the rum (the fruit will puree better with some liquid in there) and puree. Add the rest of the pineapple and puree. Next, slice the frozen banana and add it. Pour the simple syrup into the blender and add a few ice cubes. Puree until smooth. Finally, once the coconut milk has cooled, strain it and add it into the blender. Blend and pour into glasses to enjoy! We garnished ours with a piece of pineapple and a lemongrass stalk.
Enjoy! (We did!)