Diferent recipes for the same thing.

@marguicha (102290)
Chile
July 16, 2010 6:53pm CST
Two weeks ago my mom treated me (along with other family members) to a good restaurant. She asked us whether we wanted a drink as starters and I chose Piña Colada. It was awesome! Not since Aruba had I tasted such a good drink. I thanked my mom and she said: let´s make some at home; I have a can of coconut milk. I was in charge of the recipe and tried the web. There were so many different recipes that I gave up. Some even said: "don´t you dare use coconut milk instead of coconut cream!". Others included sone liq uors I did not know that existed. Have you ever come across something like this at any time? AS for me, I´ll ask for a piña colada the next time I go to that restaurant. I know about a thousand drinks that are easier to make. And there´s always the wonderful chilean red wine. You only have to get a glass and open the bottle.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I don't know anything about making any kind of drinks to be honest. I use to make a recipe years ago that u froze that was really good but never heard the name for it. One of my customers brought it to the beauty shop with me telling her not to, lol. I could just see one of the ladies having too much. They didn't even kinow it had any kind of liq*uor in it. It was hilarious.
@marguicha (102290)
• Chile
18 Jul 10
I´m afraid I like some drinks, Jo. I never drink alone though and that accounts for most of the days. But I love a social drink or two. THere are some drinks that feel so mild that you don´t even realise until later that you have drunk too much. That must have happened to the lady you talk about.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I have no problem w/people taking a drink, i just don't care to. I had so much heartache from people who did drink way too much it's just something i don't care to do. I wouldn't want to turn out like my mother & my ex.
@marguicha (102290)
• Chile
19 Jul 10
I didn´t know, Jo. Anyway it´s not the way I drink. When I drink at parties maybe I talk more than what I usually do. But that´s about all. It doesn´t show anyway because at parties everyone is a little bit more talkative.
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
17 Jul 10
marguicha What ycou read about not using coconut milk is nuts. Coconut milk works fine in a Pina Colada. I do think that the coconut cream make a richer better tasting drink, but if you have coconut milk on hand use it. Here are two recipes that are delicious, using both ingredients Scale ingredients to 1 serving 3 oz light rum 3 tbsp coconut cream 3 tbsp crushed pineapples Put all ingredients into an electric blender add ice and crush. Scale ingredients to 1 serving 3 oz light rum 3 tbsp coconut cream 3 tbsp crushed pineapples Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time
@marguicha (102290)
• Chile
18 Jul 10
Thanks for the recipe. What kind of rum do you use? I usually have the brownish colored rum. I like it a lot better than the transparent rum.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jul 10
I really don't remember what it was, but somebody recommended something to me, so I went looking for a recipe. I saw so many ways to make whatever it was, that I got intimidated and gave up on the idea.
@marguicha (102290)
• Chile
18 Jul 10
That´s exactly what happened to me with the Piña Colada, Dawn, although I´m not usually intimidated by recipes. THe worst thing about it is that I kind of loved the drink and I won´t be able to do it. The good thing, on the other hand, is that those drinks are not diet drinks so I should not have them, after all.
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
Oh yes, it does happen sometimes. For example, here in the Philippines we have our own version of the classic spaghetti. But as you travel around the country, you'll get to discover that you can cook spaghetti in many ways here, basically depending on the regional preferences or family traditions that were being passed from one generation to another.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
17 Jul 10
Never heard of this drink. But I did drink Arumba, I think it is Indian becuase I bought them in Suva, Fiji. I have no idea of home made drinks etc. I thinnk, I am a bit Americanized addicted to COke and Fanta, Very interesting though from you reciepe, what is the difference between coconut cream and coconut milk? Aren't they the same thing. However, this something good people who want different life style will take note of.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I'm not one for coconut, so I've always passed on the pina colada... a screwdriver was more my thing also never liked rum or tequilla - yuk