“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
I’m the lady you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape.”
I just started writing my version of the lyrics to the Pina Colada song and decided to google them since it would be horrendously embarrassing if I did a whoopsie and got them wrong, and boy oh boy am I glad I did. It turns out I had made up pretty much all the words. It’s a bit like the time I was singing Success by Iggy Pop to my sister and she was like “You do realise it’s “here comes Success” not here comes sexy ass” and I thought it was hilarious and that it probably would have been a better song with my stupid lyrics! No offence to Mr Iggy Pop!
This Pina Coladary style cocktail is funky, fresh, dangerously delicious and and in my opinion can’t possibly give you a hangover! You have the naughty Vodka, the least naughty of all the alcohols and then pineapple which is mega high in vitamin C and B which is apparently great to help your body while your partying away. And of course coconut water which everyone has heard does wonders for you, especially when your hungover so why not prepare yourself the night before! It really must be the best weekend cocktail to get the night started, especially if like me you can’t take any of the sugary mixers and think that hangovers are pretty stinky. So get your coconut bra on, dance around the kitchen with some tropical tunes whizzing away with your blender and of course a cocktail umbrella in your drink and a flower behind your ear.
Makes enough for 4 glasses½ pineapple 1 cup of ice 2 cups chilled coconut water ( I use CoAqua) 1 cup vodka (best kept in the freezer) 2 limes Fresh mint
Prepare the pineapple by removing the core and the skin and add to your high speed blender. Add the vodka, ice, coconut water, juice of one of the limes, 2 mint leaves and blend until super smooth. Pour into the glasses and squeeze in a lime wedge and serve with a sprig of mint. Enjoy getting silly without your head feeling like a willy.
Another must have cocktail tune to add to your playlist “Kokomo by The Beach Boys”
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego,
baby why don’t we go
Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,
we’ll get there fast
and then we’ll take it slow
That’s where we wanna go,
way down in Kokomo.
Photo credit and proffesional cocktail drinker award to Camilla Rutherford