If You Like Pina Coladas

…then you’ll love a POM-Pina Colada! Kick off your weekend and National Pina Colada Day (ah, bet you didn’t know that today is a holiday) with a frothy, creamy blend of pomegranate juice, fresh pineapples and coconut. And rum. Can’t forget the rum. For Week…

If You Like Pina Coladas

…then you’ll love a POM-Pina Colada! Kick off your weekend and National Pina Colada Day (ah, bet you didn’t know that today is a holiday) with a frothy, creamy blend of pomegranate juice, fresh pineapples and coconut. And rum. Can’t forget the rum.

For Week 3 of the POM Wonderful Summer Menu Series, I had the most pleasurable task of creating a cocktail. Cocktails are often overlooked in our household, only because of our enthusiasm for and proximity to excellent local wineries. Uncorking a bottle of wine is just so simple and straightforward! But, making this twist on the classic pina colada reminded me of how fun cocktail making can be and unearthed the mixologist in me.

(Love that word, by the way. Mixologist.)

If you’re like me, you may be craving a vacation. Bring the sun and beach to your own backyard with this refreshing POM-Pina Colada. Think of it as a virtual stay-cation. And be sure to check out my fellow POM “chefs” Danica’s DailyFitness & Spice and Being Chelsea, as well as this week’s guest contributor, the wicked noodle, to see their recipes for this week’s tasty menu!

Cheers!

POM-Pina Colada

Serves 4

  • 1 cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup good quality light rum (such as Malibu Caribbean Rum or Bacardi Puerto Rican Rum)
  • 3/4 cup cream of coconut (Coco Lopez is the best)
  • 3 cups ice

Place pomegranate juice, pineapple, rum, cream of coconut and ice in a blender. Blend well.

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  1. Brie

    yum, those look so delicious and cooling! i wish i had know it was a holiday…i would have contributed to the celebration… ;)

    Reply
    • Liren

      The holiday was a fun coincidence, eh? But everyday can be a holiday with this drink :)

      Reply
  2. denise @ quickies on the dinner table

    Yes I like pina coladas! And getting caught in the rain….

    LOL

    My God – what a flashback your post title gave me! I LOVE this pina colada. I mean just look at that colour! I bet it tastes out of this world too.

    What an escape! ;)

    Reply
    • Liren

      Aw, thank you Joanna!! Rum is just too good — I use it a lot more than any other liquor!

      Reply
  3. Danica

    OMG, I have totally be singing this song (well, just the first sentence) ever since I saw the title of your post – hilarious!

    I LOVE frozen/fresh drinks ~ I cannot wait to try this.

    Another AWESOME presentation too!

    Delicious!!!!

    Reply
  4. Jenn [Defunkt Gourmet]

    LOVE!!!!! Sometimes making drinks is more fun than just opening a nice bottle of wine. And love the addition of Pom ;) It really looks like the perfect drink to enjoy on the deck on a nice summer evening.

    Reply
    • Liren

      Pina coladas are all about fun, aren’t they? POM makes it even better! Hope you’re enjoying that deck, cheers!

      Reply
  5. Chef Dennis

    what a great take on a classic drink….I know that Pom had to really increase the flavors dramatically! Thanks for coming up with this creation, and I think you can apply for your MIxologist License!

    Reply
    • Liren

      I think I have a whole lot more mixing and learning to go before I can apply for that license, but it’s fun to practice!

      Reply
  6. Stella

    Hey Liren, I just saw this on F.B.-so pretty and a great idea. I got some Pom in the mail and I was thinking to make a drink too-still haven’t figured it out yet…
    p.s. I’m a mixologist (smile)! Really though, I am.

    Reply
    • Liren

      Stella, are you for real a mixologist? Why am I not surprised? So cool!

      Have fun playing with the Pom. It’s just so incredible how versatile it is!

      Reply
  7. Jean

    Oh my gosh! My appreciation for piña coladas is very recent but now it’s a must whenever I visit Hawaii.

    Really love your creativity, Liren. You always come up with the best spin on the good old standbys.

    Reply
    • Liren

      Aw, thank you Jean! I do love a good pina colada, it really puts me in vacation mode! Sigh, I want to go to Hawaii now!

      Reply
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