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Piña Colada Cocktail 6 Aug 2010
12:00 am

Whilst the interchange about the history is entertaining, as are all the "controversial" battles of the cocktail culture, my real question is 2 ounces of booze in a 12-14oz (depending on the ice) drink? LAME. It is like throwing a shot of two of Bourbon on bread pudding -- with that much sugar and that much fat, who is even going to notice the booze? Wow, am I outta line here? Forget fighting over what rum was traditionally used and whether or not fresh juices are better ... where is the booze? Disclaimer: meant to be funny, not insulting people... that much.

Piña Colada Cocktail 6 Aug 2010
10:17 am

Robert, Thank you for such a time response! I was only half kidding about the booze part. I do understand the importance of balance. And obviously, this recipe has stood the test of time, which means it exists for a reason. I do have a serious question, though. Is there any ways to reduce the calories in this beverage without completely sacrificing its flavor profile? Or is one just forced to down a couple hundred calories a pop? Cheers, Ashley

Piña Colada Cocktail 6 Aug 2010
10:52 am

Robert, Well if you saw my eating and drinking habits, you would know that I am not very good at watching my caloric intake. However, as a young female with a slowing metabolism -- I have developed a more heightened awareness. I am in the school of thought that it is often better to satisfy your craving with a little bit of exactly what you want, instead of searching for unsatisfying substitutions. Good thing that the pina colada is not at the top of my list of preferred cocktails and it would be easiest to avoid it all together. Speaking of preferred cocktails, the cocktail you are featuring in the next issue of Mutineer Magazine is my all-time favorite. Cheers!