Pear Pina Colada
“I’ve been waiting patiently for the warmer weather to arrive to create a Pear Piña Colada, and the results are deliciously successful! I love the creamy texture that the pureed pears lend to this cocktail, and using them allows you to cut down on the amount of coconut cream used in a typical recipe without compromising any flavor. The pears also lend a sweet, honey flavor to the cocktail that pairs beautifully with the tangy, fresh pineapple. I added a little unsweetened shredded coconut to my version as well because I love the texture it gives to this drink. Sip on this pear cocktail on a sunny afternoon and you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise!” – Hilary Finch Hutler
- 2 ripe USA Pears, such as Bartlett or Anjou cut into big chunks
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup coconut cream (Coco Lopez brand is typically easy to find)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 8 ice cubes
- 3 ounces aged white rum
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree on high speed until smooth and creamy. Divide between two cocktail glasses and garnish with a pear ring and a slice of lime.
Please enjoy responsibly.
- Serving Size: 12 oz
- Calories: 400
- Carbohydrate: 58g
- Dietary Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 2g