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Cocktail Moment by proxy: The Maddow Colada

This isn't quite a Cocktail Moment, but Rachel did provide some consultation on NPR this weekend to The Sporkful's Dan Pashman on how to build a better Piña Colada without the Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut "chemical slurry." There's a transcript here and some background and the original Piña Colada recipe here along with Rachel's customized version:

The Maddow Colada

1.5 oz light rum

1 oz 8 year old Bacardi or other nice medium-bodied amber rum

1.5 oz unsweetened coconut milk

1.5 oz orgeat (almond syrup--Maddow recommends Teisseire. Torani is most common.)

4 oz pineapple juice

blend with ice

don't strain, serve in a short glass, garnish with pineapple wedge, tiny umbrella

serve with short, stubby (fat) straws