Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I got this recipe from the Martha Stewart website. With a twist to that favorite tropical pina colada cocktail, this becomes the perfect Halloween cocktail or mocktail for nearly any party theme. It's acceptable even for a kids party, because you can easily prepare the drink mix without the alcohol, and it's still a tasty beverage that most kids really like. All it is simply adding a twist to that all-time favorite cocktail (or mocktail)--the pina colada--by adding a "dripping blood" effect to the glasses. These will be the perfect complement to your Halloween buffet table.
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- red food coloring
- 20 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup orange juice
- 10 ounces rum (optional)
- ice cube
- Pour the corn syrup into a shallow bowl.
- Dip a toothpick into the red food coloring, and stir a very small amount of the food coloring into the corn syrup; stir until it looks like blood.
- Hold one glass by the stem, and dip the rim of the glass into the red syrup and turn the glass to coat the entire rim.
- Turn glass upright. Allow the syrup to drip down the sides of the glass (to resemble dripping blood). Dip the remaining glass in the same manner. Set the glasses aside.
- To make the pina colada mix, whisk together the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, cream, orange juice and rum (if using).
- Place about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of ice cubes in a blender, and add 1 cup of the drink mixture. Blend until smooth. Add more pineapple juice (not more pina colada mix) if mixture is too thick.
- Carefully pour the pina colada mix into the cocktail glasses, being careful not to disrupt the "bloody" red rims.
- Repeat with remaining drink mixture and ice.
This drink was quite tasty! I made a single serving, used the rum, and subbed half and half for the cream, I ended up doubling this to cut some of the sweetness common to all Pina Coladas.
The bloody edge looked fun but tastes icky, a straw is a must, also I would be concerned serving this to younger kids as it's pretty sticky and messy to touch and the food coloring stains. I did have to use a chopstick dipped in the goo to create the drips as most wouldn't drip on their own. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag.
This is a fantastic drink! It reminded us of those orange ice cream bars. It was sooo smooth. It makes a big batch which is great. I used about a cup of French Vanilla ice cream instead of heavy cream and used coconut rum.