Do you like Pina Coladas? (And getting songs stuck in your head?) If you’ve had a bad Pina Colada made with a mix, this fresh Pina Colada recipe will change your mind about this classic summer cocktail.
Homemade Pina Colada Recipe
My parents travelled a lot with us in the winter when I was young because we lived in China and the air quality was the third worst in the world. One of my favorite summer destinations was Hawaii, where I actually learned how to swim by visiting my dad at the hotel’s pool bar. The bartender sometimes rewarded my efforts by making me a virgin version of this drink with extra cherries and of course, a tiny pink parasol.
Although those childhood versions were nice, I definitely prefer my pina coladas now with a couple ounces of good quality dark rum. They can be made with or without ice, but if you do add ice, make sure to grind it really tiny – to almost a slushie texture.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Rum needed for this recipe from them.
Pina Colada Cocktail Ingredients
- Coconut Cream
- Pineapple Juice
- Dark Rum
- Pineapple, optional
- Ice, optional
- Garnish: pineapple wedges, cherries, parasols, etc.
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Items you may find helpful in making this pina colada recipe include:
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Fresh Pina Colada
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust to your preferences, adding more juice or coconut cream.
Pour into a glass and garnish as desired.
Makes two delicious pina colada cocktails.
Print your free copy of our pina colada recipe here:
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.