… and especially if you don’t love them, you need to try what realpiña colada tastes like. When people think of this tiki bar staple, they typically associate it with milky sickening sweetness. The thought of that along with cheap rum hasn’t exactly helped this cocktail’s modern day reputation. Though its true tropical origin has been debated, everyone agrees that the ingredients consist of rum, coconut, and pineapple.
It may seem like an unlikely choice for a New American restaurant (with Asian inspired flair) to boast as one of their favorites, but we’re going to do it anyway. It’s the dark horse underdog in our cocktail menu that may just become your new favorite #treatyoself happy hour drink. This is IF and only if it’s made properly.
What’s the key to a good piña colada? The same as anything… good ingredients.
2 oz Flor da Caña white rum
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 oz of Coco Lopez coconut cream
2 oz fresh pineapple juice
Shake it up, pour over ice, and you’ve got a tropical getaway in a glass. We love the way it contrasts with the rest of our menu – which light drinkers may consider intimidating or liquor forward. The Piña Colada is the approachable gateway cocktail; silky smooth, rich and balanced with a touch of sweet that you will not regret. You’ll soon realize why this even became a thing and maybe that song will start to make more sense..
Simplicity will never go out of style. You can add a fancy twist or pretend like it needs reinvention, but some things are just good the way they are. In an age where our mind and media are moving at a pace beyond our own belief, it’s no wonder that trends are now all about the throwback. Because we yearn for that classic simplicity – there’s a comfort in the quality of a long-standing tradition.
This certainly goes for cocktails as well. When building our menus, it was important for us to pay homage to tradition and while we like to throw new things into the mix, there will always be a special place in our hearts for classic cocktails.
The Old Fashioned cocktail is one that dates back to the 1800s with a number of varied recipes. Essentially it is comprised of only four components: your spirit of choice, sugar, bitters, and a twist. Its simplicity is its genius; the old fashioned recipe provides the perfect blank canvas to mix a cocktail that suits exactly your taste. We’ve created four kinds of Old Fashioneds for what we believe are the four main spirits of choice. The Classic – bourbon, the Jalisco – tequila, the Botanist – gin, and the Rico – rum.
So the next time you’re fidgeting over the drink menu, overwhelmed by the amount of choice and the possible FOMO you might have if you choose the wrong one.. don’t forget about the Old Fashioned. It’s a classic for good reason.