But I digress, let's mix up a jigger of Key Lime Piña Coladas, what say you?? I love the cool glasses that fancy drinks like margaritas and coladas come in, don't you? It's one reason to drink, on top of the fact its' a hell of a fun way to get your fruit for the day, ;o).
Let me go look up a good recipe while you all get the ice crushing in the blender, K? I expect participation and a coordinated effort here, we're not drunk yet!
- The key to this colada is the use of the vanilla rum and fresh pineapple juice. If you can't get your hands on fresh you can use store bought in a pinch.
- First, blend the colada mix, pineapple juice and the rum together with the ice in a blender.
- Pour the concoction into a fancy glass and add the lime liqueur so that it sinks slowly into the mixture.
- Finally, top with a dollop of whipped cream for a truly decedent drink!
I started out by penciling in what I wanted, then inking the basic design. I knew I wanted to use turquoise as the bottom and black/white for the "sky". I used my Holbein watercolors and brushed in the basic background, let it dry. Went over it again and started with the lightest color of the leaves. Let it dry. Then got the leaves mostly done and started in on the basic lightest color of the large whole lime. As that all dried, I did the pith of the cut lime. I went back and darkened the lime a little then let the whole thing dry. I did the flesh of the cut lime and again darkened the whole lime. I also added the lightest color to the outside of the cut lime. I finally let everything dry again and got out my Faber-Cassell watercolor pencils. I darkened all the shadows, added a little definition to the background, darkened the black shadow just around the bottom of the limes and added shading to the cut lime. DONE. :o)
|Title: "The Lime In The Coconut"|
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