The 2 drinks I really only get in Mexico:
Auga de Sandia
Pina Coladas are in fact delicious when made with fresh pineapple, good rum, and rich coconut cream. In looking for recipes the Pina Coladas’ Wickipedia entry lists a number of origin stories but I like the one that says a pirate gave it to his crew to boost moral in the 1800s. The basic recipeÂ is:
– 1 part rum
– 2 parts pineapple juice (use fresh pineapple in your blender here)
– 2 parts coconut cream
– 1 cup crushed ice
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy in the sun.
Now Auga de Sandia is good whenever you have a cold watermelon. It’s about the most refreshing best thing ever and as many times as I attempt to make it into a cocktail, if your watermelon is fresh and fruity and sweet and full of water-melon flavor, there is nothing better than just straight up watermelon juice. Here’s the drill: throw some cold watermelon, seeds still in, peel removed, in your blender. Blend. That’s it. The seeds will sink to the bottom or you can strain through cheese cloth. Mmmmmm.