Pina Colada and Gin & Tonic

#ThirstyThursdays

D: If you like pina colaaaadaaaas~ Yeah, I’m lazy this week. Gin & Tonic for me. A Gin & Tonic a day keeps the malaria away!

HER DRINK:

[Pina Colada]

Ingredients:

  • 1 part white rum
  • 1 part coconut milk
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • crushed ice
  • 1 pineapple wedge (garnish)

Needed items:

  • Hurricane Glass
  1. Add the white rum, coconut milk, triple sec and pineapple juice to a blender, with ~ 1/2C of crushed ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the resulting mixture into the glass, garnish with pineapple.

HIS DRINK:

[Gin & Tonic]

Ingredients:

  • 1 part gin (Tanqueray)
  • 1 part tonic water
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • 1 lime wedge garnish

Needed items:

  • Old fashioned glass
  1. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the gin & tonic water.
  2. Top with a splash of lime juice, garnish with a lime wedge.
  3. Stir gently before drinking.

Verdict:

Pina Colada:

S: So let me just say this: make sure to find the least gritty coconut milk out there. If you don’t, your drink gets a wee bit grainy, and looks like it’s split. Not the best looking drink ever. I also had a workout, drinking the coconut foam first, then going for the booze. If I didn’t do that, it didn’t taste like a classic pina colada. A learning experience for sure. Wish I had chosen the G&T.

Gin & Tonic:

D: Gin & Tonic is delicious as always, outside of single malt, my favourite drink. Tanquerary is a very good choice for a standard gin & tonic, as you would expect to get one in a bar. It just tastes right, like pea soup on a cold winter day. We do use a lot of Hendrick’s, but Tanqueray with lime is classic, just great.