I promise, I have not totally snapped. The Belizean version of a pina colada is made with evaporated milk instead of cream of coconut. I think the ricotta tastes fresher (and better). The only thing missing is a tiny paper cocktail umbrella. Next time! —wssmom
1 1/2 ounces light rum
2 nice-sized chunks of fresh pineapple (about 2 ounces)
1/4 cup fresh whole milk ricotta, homemade or really really good store-bought
1/4 cup coconut water with pineapple (I used Vita Coca brand; if unavailable, sub in half coconut water and half pineapple juice) You can add more at the end if you like.
Combine the rum, pineapple, ricotta, coconut water, simple syrup and ice in a blender. Squeeze in the juice from the lime. Whirl at high speed (ice crush setting if your blender has it) until smooth. Strain through a not-too-fine-meshed sieve into a pourable container, and then into a vaguely tropical-looking glass. Garnish with the lime wheel. And an umbrella, if you have it. :)