Duke’s La Piña

It has a sweet, fresh island taste.

Nawiliwili Duke’s on Kaua‘i was the creator of La Piña. The bartenders were looking for something that would attract locals and tourists with a mix of pineapple and coconut that would taste well with or without alcohol — a drink for all ages.

Duke’s on Kaua‘i creates a third of their drinks; and the others are provided by Duke’s on other Hawaiian islands.

At one point, La Piña was so popular that Duke’s had a wall on its website featuring pictures of locals and tourists who drank La Piña and enjoyed it!

1 fresh pineapple

3 oz coconut creme

1 cup of ice

Start off with a fresh pineapple.

Snap off the extra green from the top.

Cut off the top of the pineapple.

Use a pineapple corer and cut out the inside of thepineapple.

Take a cup of ice, the coconut creme and the pineapple meat andblend them well.

Pour the blended juice into the pineapple.

Put the top back on the pineapple.

Cut a small slit on the top for the straw and serve!

If you wanted it to have alcohol you can add:

1 ounce Hana Bay Gold rum

1/2 ounce of dark rum float

Blend it with the rest of the recipe.

Price: $11 for the virgin, or $13 for the real deal.

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