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Pina Colada

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Category Tropical
Tags 1933-1969 (Tiki to Martinis), Tropical
Proof 7.4
Strength 1.3 standard drinks
Glass Collins Glass
Temp Frozen
Pina Colada
Pina Colada

Usually white rum is used but you can also try aged or dark rum.  I tend to prefer a rum with some color to it.  If you don't have any pineapple handy, use two ounces of pineapple juice.

While a standard Pina Colada is quite refreshing, they do tend to build up on me, especially in hot weather.  Here is a variation that dispenses with the cream of coconut and attempts to go for more of a punch profile.

Restrained Pina Colada

  • 2 oz Goslings dark rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz Harmless Harvest coconut water
  • 2 oz half and half

Shake all ingredients briefly with ice and strain into a chilled glass.  

This lighter version goes for fresh and authentic pineapple and coconut flavors.  Use fresh pineapple juice if you can.  Harmless Harvest is the highest quality coconut water I could find.  If you have fresh coconuts then by all means use the water from those.  I find a darker more full-bodied rum works well here to bring the other ingredients up a notch.  With a white rum the drink seemed rather listless.

Ingredient Profile

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