Coco Lopez. It’s that cream of coconut that comes in the can with the cartoon toucan on it. I was grocery shopping and came across Coco Lopez in the aisle with the cocktail mixers and club soda. The recipe for pina colada was printed on the can, so I grabbed it, along with pineapple juice and headed home to make a batch. I realized that I needed to somehow make it my own, so in went the blackberries. This is a delicious take on a pina colada. The blackberries give it a little bit of a tartness that helps to balance out the super-sweet coconut. Serves 4
- 1/2 C. Coco Lopez cream of coconut (stir well)
- 1/2 C. white rum, I used Bacardi
- 6 oz. pineapple juice
- 3 C. ice
- 1/2 C. fresh blackberries
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Serve in chilled glasses with blackberries for garnish.