Piña Colada Recipe

Light Rum, Coconut Cream, Pineapples
Piña Colada

The Piña Colada is one of the most popular tropical rum cocktails, and sadly one that has been bastardized by poolside bars the world over. This is a classic Piña Colada recipe that doesn't use any kind of pre-made mix, instead opting for coconut cream and fresh pineapple juice. Be sure to use a proper coconut cream, as the alternative, coconut milk, is usually too thin. However, it will do in a pinch, and you can add a bit of condensed milk if you want to thicken it up a bit.

While most recipes call for white rum, a gold or dark rum can make things a little more interesting—just don't bother using anything expensive, as its subtleties will be lost in the rest of the ingredients. This Piña Colada is blended, but you can also make a shaken version. Simply add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until chilled, and strain into a Hurricane glass with fresh ice.

Piña Colada Ingredients

2 oz light rum
2 oz coconut cream
2 oz fresh pineapple juice

How to make a Piña Colada

  1. Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice.
  2. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time.
  3. Strain into a Hurricane glass (or Collins glass) and serve with a straw.
Piña Colada