July 3, 2012

all I want is an umbrella in my drink

Ahh July…that melting time of year.  This spring, as Brooklyn temperatures soared into the 90s well before the first official day of summer, we started wondering what the official start of frozen drinks season ought to be.  A quick Google search later, we found out that, shockingly, there is NO official “Frozen Drinks Month” in this country!

As devoted employees of Anne Taintor, Inc. we just couldn’t let that omission persist for even one more summer:  we have un-officially declared that henceforth July will be “Frozen Drinks Month” and we plan to celebrate in style.  We’re ringing in this festive month with a favorite recipe from Anne’s cocktail book “I’m so happy it’s happy hour” – the Pina Colada.  In the spirit of celebration we’ll also be giving away 50 free packages of our most summery coasters in random orders placed on our website throughout the month – enjoy!


Anne Says: “Who has not, when in a festive mood, put an umbrella in her martini?  But the very best drink in which to put an umbrella is the classic pina colada.”  If you’re short on paper umbrellas, you can make do with coasters, flasks or magnetic postcards with this caption.



  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • 1 oz coconut milk
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish


Mix the liquid ingredients and the chopped pineapple in a blender with the crushed ice at high speed until smooth.  Pour into a hurricane glass.  Garnish with a pineapple wedge…and an umbrella.


Please have a great holiday this week and remember to enjoy Frozen Drinks Month responsibly!

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4 Thoughts on “all I want is an umbrella in my drink”

  1. Beth Kovar

    Was this all a dream or do I remember a contest picture of a boy sitting with a dog on a chair for June? For July’s caption, why can enteries be accepted until June 30th? I have already clicked my heals three times, took my medication, and made sure I was plenty hydrated, yet I continue to form the same conclusions. I need any and all of your insight desparately! Has there been a shift in the paradigm? Could my name have been accidently crossed off the phone tree thus I never received this critical, and especially in my situation, grounding, piece of information? SOS!

  2. Anne Taintor

    Yes, Beth, there was a boy and a dog! I apologize that I was 3 days late in posting the finalists… I hope you think they were worth the wait.
    As far as entries for the July image being accepted until June 30, our caption contest guy must have fixed that before I read your comment because I can’t find it. Sorry for all the confusion! A

  3. Beth Kovar

    No problemo! Besides if I can find an opportunity to at least amuse myself…I will! When I’m desparate for instant gratification, at least once a day, I do something that makes me feel important, AKA “Busy, busy, busy.” I find immediately getting to reread exactly what I just wrote over and over again quite fufilling; especially on a blog. I mean sure we’ve all spent time rereading what we have written, but once this whole internet craze started, specifically blogging, I for one have never gone back and reread something I wrote unless it was online. I mean paaahhleaze who has time for that nonsense! And are you throwing a little Canadian hoser dialect into your response, eh?

  4. Beth Kovar

    See? I just reread my post. And of course checked to see if I was acknowledged. One thing I don’t want, Anne, is for you to feel personally responsible for my self esteem or the only one who provides me with the strength I need to take a shower every other day. I would never put that heavy of a responsibility on any one person. So please, if you were having any such thoughts wipe them completely away from your selfish mind. Actually my whole point of this blog if you will, was just to say I get the A you hoser. B

    i wrote this awhile back but these posts r meant 2b sarcastic ;0)

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