Every year in February I start itching to take a vacation. I used to think that it was due to cold temperatures, but lately I’ve realized it is due to the lack of sunshine. Getting out and taking a walk in the brisk air definitely helps, but when the sky is gray here in Kentucky, it starts to wear on you. But today it is sunny, so for that reason alone, we will celebrate… and dream of warmer (and sunnier) places. After all, spring is right around the corner!
So when you can’t take a vacation right away, you can make a mock vacation. Or at least have a frilly drink and turn on some good tunes. This is a great concoction that is easy and doesn’t require a blender. It’s like a piña colada on the rocks. This would be perfect in a pitcher at a luau or pool party, or even at a bridal shower or bachelorette party. And if you haven’t noticed a theme on this blog, it is only two ingredients, so it is really easy to put together. No noise from the blender and quick refills for your guests (and yourself!).
Piña Colada Party Punch
1 46 oz bottle of V8 Splash Smoothie Tropical Colada
1 750ML bottle of coconut rum
Combine 5 cups V8 Splash Smoothie Tropical Colada and 2 1/4 cups coconut rum (if you don’t want to be able to taste the rum, use 1 2/3 cups instead) into a pitcher and stir. Served chilled or over ice. (Serves about 10)
Piña Colada Punch (Individual)
4.5 oz. V8 Splash Smoothie Tropical Colada juice
2 oz. coconut rum (if you don’t want to taste the rum use 1 1/2 oz.)
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a short glass, or simply mix together in a glass and serve chilled. (Serves 1)
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