Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I made you something green….except it’s Mexican inspired.
Don’t tell the Irish, but they just can’t compete with a good Mexican meal or drink.
Last year on this exact day we had just gotten here:
Don’t mind Ulysses’ hairy feet or my $10 sunglasses.
The only reason there is no one at that swim up bar is because this was about 9am and after that I had some sort of tropical drink next to my chair at all times.
This spicy pina-rita (and please note the Spanish major in me is very bothered by the fact that I can’t figure out how to get the tilde on top of the “n” in pina on my computer) is a tribute in a sad, I wish I was there right now sort of way to that trip.
This is going to sound weird, but stick with me. It’s guacamole meets margarita meets pina colada minus any of the alcohol in either of those drinks. Although, feel free to booze it up, I won’t tell. It is St. Patrick’s Day after all and if there is any real significance to the day besides an excuse to drink green alcoholic beverages, I’m unaware of it.
It’s refreshing, spicy and the salted rim will make you lick your way around that glass in a highly unattractive manner somewhat reminiscent of a 12 year old’s first make out session.
This was actually my first time using the Himalayan crystal salt I picked out from Swanson’s site and it was purely because the pink hue (which doesn’t show up in the pictures) was pretty. Taste wise, salt is salt. No need to get yours from far away mountain ranges.
So forget about the Irish, get yourselves some tostadas, throw together some pina-ritas and cheers to the freakin’ weekend!
This spicy pina colada is a cross between a margarita, pina colada and guacamole. Refreshing, spicy and healthy.
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/2 cup pineapple, chopped
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (from a carton)
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
- pinch of salt
- handful of ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Rim glasses with salt pour smoothie into glasses and garnish with lime and coconut flakes if desired.