Designed to provide the perfect blend of sweet and sour, the Tropical Summer Breeze is the new spin on a creamy Pina Colada. This delicious drink is made with Chardonnay, which has a rich, tropical taste.
Chardonnay with a taste of the tropics
Whether you’re looking for a crisp, refreshing chardonnay or a rich and oaky one, there are plenty of chardonnays with a taste of the tropics to choose from. These white wines are a favorite among American wine drinkers. They pair well with seafood and poultry, as well as firm cheeses.
Chardonnay’s tropical fruit and spice notes are a result of the climate in which the grapes grow. The warmer climates enable the grapes to hang longer, giving them a sweeter and riper flavor.
Oaked Chardonnay has a rich, toasty flavor. It pairs well with roasted chicken and firm cheeses. It also pairs well with a butter sauce or seafood pasta. The oak also adds a layer of coconut and spice notes. Unoaked Chardonnay, on the other hand, is a bit lighter and more minerally.
In addition to climate, winemaking techniques can also affect the flavor of Chardonnay. The fermentation process produces a byproduct called diacetyl, which imparts a rich buttered popcorn flavor. Malolactic fermentation, in particular, converts tart malic acid to lactic acid. This results in a creamy wine.
The climate of the grape growing region and the time of harvest also play a role in the flavors of chardonnay. Wines from cooler regions tend to be leaner and lighter in flavor. The flavors of these wines tend to be apple and pear.
Fruity spin on a creamy Pina Colada
Using fruit to add a fruity spin on a creamy Pina Colada can be a lot of fun. You can mix a variety of fruit juices and rum to make a refreshing drink that’s perfect for summer.
The classic pina colada is made with one part white rum, one part pineapple juice, and one part coconut cream. This drink is usually topped with a maraschino cherry.
If you’re looking for a fruity spin on a creamy pina colada, try making a frozen version. It’s an easy way to take the classic drink and turn it into a smoothie.
You can use any kind of coconut milk for this drink, from unsweetened coconut milk to coconut cream. This version of the drink will be a little less creamy, but still delicious. You can also make a frozen version with pineapple juice instead of the pineapple juice and rum. The pineapple Tropical Summer Breeze will make the drink thicker and add extra flavor.
If you want to add an extra kick to your drink, try a floating shot of dark rum. This will add a little extra flavor to the drink, as well as a nice boozy kick.
Using flavored rum in your pina colada will add a nice background flavor. Some suggestions include kumquat, passion fruit, or vanilla.