Recipe for a Naranja Colada Sonrisa – a mexican drink with coconut cream, rum and orange juice

Ingredients
1 shot rum
1 shot coconut cream
3 shots orange juice
cracked ice
1/2 oz grenadine
maraschino cherry

How to
This is a nice tropical drink for the summer.

In a shaker, combine the rum, coconut cream and orange juice. Add 2-3 pieces of ice and shake until cold and frothy. (If you want to boost the amount of ingredients for a party, you can do this in a blender.)

Fill an old-fashioned glass three-quarters with cracked ice. Pour the shaken drink over the ice. You should have a little more than a centimeter of space between the top of the drink and the top of the glass.

Slowly drizzle the grenadine over a big floating piece of ice (or down the side of the glass) so that it sinks to the bottom, creating the color strata of red to pale orange. Add the cherry on top (you can put it on a cocktail skewer if you want, to keep it more balanced on top).

A few words about the name: This drink is based on a pina colada, but I used orange juice instead of pineapple. Hence “naranja” (orange) instead of “pina” (pineapple). As for “sonrisa,” it’s a bit of a pun — it sounds like “sunrise,” which is a nod to the tequila-sunrise-like color layers, but it actually means “smile,” which is what you’ll do if you made the drink right.

By: Endymion
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