Thirsty Thursday: Pina Colada

Do you like pina coladas? And getting caught in the rain?

Well, I’m not a big fan of rain but I looooove a good summertime pina colada.

So, today I’m sharing my favorite recipe from Paula Deen with you.


Thirsty Thursday: Pina Colada

Pina Colada

(Courtesy of Paula Deen)

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup coconut cream
ice, enough to fill half the blender
slices of pineapple, optional for garnish
maraschino cherry, optional for garnish


 Mix ingredients in a blender and serve.

Optional: Garnish with a slice of pineapple or maraschino cherry.

Thirsty Thursday: Plum Cocktails

Well, I’m plum-excited about today’s Thirsty Thursday recipe!

Plums have always been one of my favorite fruits – ever since I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and plums were one of the featured food stars!

Is it just me or did that book always make you hungry?

I turned to Martha Stewart, of course, to find the perfect pretty plum recipe for Summer 2012.

Martha, take it away…

We're plum excited for Martha's Plum Cocktails!

Plum Cocktails

(Makes 10 cocktails)

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 8 plums (red, yellow, or both), pitted and cut into 6 wedges each
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 10 ounces gin
  • Sparkling water


  1. Cook sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Stir in plums; remove from heat. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
  2. Fill 10 tall glasses with ice. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into each glass; add wedge to glass. Stir 1/4 cup syrup and 1 ounce gin into each glass. Add sparkling water to fill; stir. Garnish with plums. Serve.


BF Asks: If you make this recipe, send me a pic & your thoughts on how it went!