Tropical Pina Colada Cocktail

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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.

How to make a delicious pina colada recipe without that gross grocery store mix. Fresh flavors make this pina colada one of the best summer cocktail recipes you'll ever make

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.

This fresh pina colada recipe is the perfect summer cocktail for your summer party menu

Pina Colada Cocktail Ingredients

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.

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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.

How to make a delicious pina colada recipe without that gross grocery store mix. Fresh flavors make this pina colada one of the best summer cocktail recipes you'll ever make

Print your free copy of our pina colada recipe here:

Yield: 2 cocktails

Tropical Pina Colada Cocktail

Tropical Pina Colada Cocktail

How to make a delicious pina colada recipe without that gross grocery store mix. Fresh flavors make this pina colada one of the best summer cocktail recipes you'll ever make

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream (not coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 5 oz dark rum
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, optional
  • 1/2 cup ice, optional
  • Garnish: pineapple wedges, cherries, parasols, etc.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust to your preferences, adding more juice or coconut cream.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish as desired.
  3. Makes two delicious pina colada cocktails.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g

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.

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What’s your favorite summer cocktail recipe?

Be sure to check out some of other favorite summer cocktails, like our blue lagoon cocktail or mai tai cocktails.

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