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Broiled Pineapple Piña Coladas


Roasted Pina Colada

i just have one VERY serious question for you…

do you like piña coladas?  what are your thoughtsssssssss?

Roasted Pina Colada

can we take a minute to acknowledge the beauty that is THIS PERFECTLY RIPE PINEAPPLE^^^^^


okay sorry.  i just am super loving pineapple right now.  especially on my buffalo bacon burgers.  shameless plug!  But! I bought the stuff to make those tonight for dinner so YAY!

um.  OKAY.  these drinks are not buffalo-y.  they're silky smooth and creamy and just YUM-in-a-glass.  <- my new saying FOREVER.

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p.s. my new knives make cutting this sucker up a BREEZE.

just like the breeze you're going to swear you feel when you take a sip of this tropical goodness.

have i finally reached the point where i'm laying it on too thick?  if so, do you like it? or should i stop?  tell me your feelings.  i'm a GREAT listener unless you're frankie talking about your day.  see also: i'm the worst.

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I'm pretty sure we alllll know where i stand on the piña colada train.  in the conductors car… FOR SURE.

i REALLY wanted to set out to learn how to make them at home because they're just… so lovely.  and perfect. and wonderful.  and easy to drink.

can i get you all to yell “perfect summer cocktail!”

readyyyyyy 1.. 2… 3! GO.

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you didn't yell… did you?

here's the thing.  cooking the pineapple was NOT my idea.  i owe this one to my lovely best friend Bianca.  when i told her i was making piña coladas, she jumped on the chance to tell me about the grilled pineapple colada-y drinks they make at her restaurant and i was SMITTEN.

like sure on the first date you're going to marry the guy smitten.

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the TRAVESTY of this situation is that i live in a shoebox in manhattan and don't have a grill…. WAHHHH.

i am, however, throwing a pity party in 3… 2… 1… GO.

jk. i dealt with the situation by broilingggggg the pineapple.  but if you own a grill you should totes grill it and let me know what your thoughts are!  better yet, make a batch of grilled and a batch of broiled and have a piña colada war!

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in case you were wondering, coconut rum is my new obsession.

i had a full out discussion with the guy at the liquor store about my confusion around which to go with bacardi or malibu.  like, probably talked to the dude for a good 20 minutes.

don't quote me here, but i believe we settled on bacardi because it was a higher alcohol content?? i'm all about the bang for my buck.

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think fast!  have you ever seen an ombre situation so pretty??

if you answered yes, you're a liar.

the end.

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good news!  even non-coconut enthusiasts love this!

also, side note: i'm slightly obsessed with coconut which has NEVER been my thing.  ever.  and now it is and i'm freaked out.  HALP.  (my favorite pitcher of margaritas is frozen coconut/strawberry… WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN…. should i try to make this at home??)

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you didn't think you were getting through this one without a stellar pour shot did you??

i love, love, loveeeee that pitcher right now!! i'm super into the pretty spots.


so let's just grab a glass and go on a tropical vacation.

also, pineapple is like a super good fruit for you right?? gotta label this a “health smoothie.”

show up with a pitcher of this on your mom's doorstep, because really we should be celebrating our moms everyday!

Roasted Pina Colada

Broiled Pineapple Piña Coladas
Author: Ashley
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Serves: 6 people
  • 5 cups cubed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 + 1/2 cups coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 15 oz cream of coconut
  • 5 cups ice
  1. Set the oven to broil. Spread the cubed pineapple on a baking sheet and put it under the broiler for 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the pineapple and return to the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Combine the pineapple, rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice in a blender. Blend until ice is completely broken down.
  3. Enjoy with a slice of fresh pineapple on the rim!


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