Gear up for summer with this tropical fruity drink that, you may or may not have already guessed, is a piña colada with just a dash of black tea. The winning combination of pineapple and coconut is grounded by the black tea, creating a revitalizing and unique refreshment that’s unlike any other piña colada you’ve had before. Put your shades, have a sip, and slip away on this tropical riptide!
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PINEAPPLE COCONUT RIPTIDE
Makes 1 glass // Prep Time: 5 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 1 rounded tsp loose leaf or 1 sachet/bag black tea
- 1 cup filtered water
- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 oz cream of coconut
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
- Pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry for garnish
Heat the water to around 212°F and steep tea for 3-5 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes). You can also add ice to your tea here to help it cool down faster!
In a cocktail shaker combine 2-4 oz of the black tea, rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, with a handful of ice cubes and shake well (about 15-20 seconds). Strain into a tall cocktail glass, top with whipped cream, and garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.