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Anthony and Leah celebrate Independence Day with a red, white, and blue pina colada!
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Anthony: Welcome to Art of The Drink. My name is Anthony Caporale and we are working again with Leah. How are you dear?
Leah: Good, how are you?
Anthony: Good. So this weekend we have 4rth of July coming up.
Leah: You know that means Pina Colada time.
Anthony: Pina Colado time, baby! Absolutely. I have not done any blender drinks yet. So I want to show people the right way to do a blender drink and what we going to do is a 4th of July Pina Colada.
Anthony: The cooking of Pina Colada is basically you can take the base recipe and out in any kind of fresh fruit you want.
Anthony: And what I am going to do is I am going to start with the most simple, my favorite, what I call the barbecue recipe. You can make this in bulk. It is full proof and its delicious just by itself.
Anthony: I will do that one and then I will have you kick it up a little bit with some fresh fruit.
Leah: Okay! So that is good
Anthony: Alright, cool. First thing you want to do is you want to make your basic Pina Colada mix and the easiest way to make this is one large can of pineapple juice right and that should be a 46 ounce of pineapple juice. Go ahead and put that in a pitcher. Alright and to that I am going to add one full can of cream of coconut. Alright and that goes in there and the cream of coconut -- you want to leave out at room temperature.
Anthony: Otherwise it is going to little bit difficult to get it out of the can and then we are just going to stir this up real good. Okay, again you can make pitchers of this stuff. Leave it on the fridge and this is the base for your Pina Colada right there.
Anthony: Now, in our blender we going to start the rule of thumb is one scoop of ice for every drink that you want to make.
Anthony: Alright. So in here I am going to go ahead and make one drink for right now. So I am going to take one knife cube of ice. You know what, let us go ahead and make two.
Leah: Two times is good.
Anthony: So, two scoops of ice and the amount of liquor that I would put in two drinks, I would put about an ounce and a quarter per drink so I am going to go back to and a half ounces total liquor in the blender right now.
Anthony: Alright. And this is rum. Now, here is where it gets a little bit tricky. How much Pina Colada mix do you put in? In order to make a good frozen drink you will want it to be thick enough so that the straws stands up but you do not want to be too thick that it would not pour.
Anthony: So you start and this is the trick with putting just enough of your mixer --
Leah: To fill the ice?
Anthony: Almost cover the ice but not quite. You do not want the ice to float.
Anthony: Okay, and then we are going to blend that, put cover on. I am going to blend that --
Leah: The best part?
Anthony: Yes, I am going to blend that on low and I am going to watch the ice.
Anthony: Once you blend it once and you noticed it blend it that for a good long time. You are going to pick it up and shake it a little bit
Leah: So you do not hear any ice or anything like that.
Anthony: Also you tend to get some air bubbles in the bottom sometimes so this kind of breaks that is all down and double blend it. I always double blend my frozen drinks.
Leah: Just to make sure!
Anthony: Yes. Turn it off. Let me shake it one more time. So that it will pour easily and it is ready to go in the glass. Now what makes this a 4th of July Pina Colada is the first thing I am going to do is just put a little bit of my Pina Colada in the bottom of a glass, to get a little bit of a base and on top I am going to drizzle just a little bit of--.
Leah: Make it festive
Anthony: Make it festive. And now I am going to go half way up with more Pina Colada mix and what that is going to do is give me a swirl of red. Now, I am going to take blue curasel and place that on top.