Today I am bringing one of the most popular posts on Beautiful Booze; it’s an edible treat instead of my normal cocktail. This crazy good shot is inspired by Mexico and my favorite beachy drink the Piña Colada. I love Piña Coladas because they define tropical; with pineapple and coconut flavors. I believe that you can actually taste the beach or it transports you to the beach without the plane ticket. I decided to fry my booze! Fried pineapple is so good that I had to elevate it, soak it in booze, roll it in coconut, and deep fry it until it was a juicy nugget of Piña Colada goodness.
The coconut on the outside keeps the booze in and the greasiness to a minimum. I was a little hesitant at first to fry booze but after I drizzled the fried shots in coconut cream they tasted like Piña Colada heaven. These shots would also be good served with a coconut ice cream or sorbet as an appetizer or dessert. Elevate your party with fried Piña Colada shots; they will wow your guest with something super creative and tropical! Pinapple, coconut, and rum are the stars of this crazy deconstructed Piña Colada. Cheers!
- ½ cup of rum
- ½ fresh pineapple, cut into cubes
- ½ cup of prepared pancake batter
- ½ cup of shredded coconut
- ½ cup to 1 cup of high heat oil
- ½ cup of coconut cream
Garnish: Shredded coconut and coconut cream drizzle
- Add rum to a medium sized mixing bowl then add cubes of pineapple
- Let the pineapple soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Take 2 medium sized mixing bowls
- Add pancake batter to one and shredded coconut to the other
- Take pineapple out of the rum and drain on paper towels
- Put oil into a pan so that it is 2-3 inches deep and heat to 350 degrees
- Add pineapple cubes 2-3 at a time to the pancake batter then roll in the shredded coconut
- Add pineapple to oil and fry until browned on all sides
- Continue to fry in batches
- Drain fried pineapple on a paper towel
- After the pineapple has cooled garnish it with shredded pineapple and coconut cream
- *Optional: You can mix plain soaked rum pineapple in with the fried pineapple for a fun presentation
- Serve and enjoy!
Yields: 2-4 servings
Note: I soaked some extra pineapple cubes in rum and did not fry them. I found that they were really good mixed into the fried one so that the guests got to taste the variations.