My Favorite Pina Colada

By • November 9, 2010 • 7 Comments

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Author Notes: I like more pineapple than coconut in my pina coladas, so I thought I'd add some fresh pineapple as well as pineapple juice. And after a few experiments, I found that a combination of coconut milk and cream of coconut produced the right blend of sweetness and creaminess. A spritz of lime juice and a grating of fresh nutmeg were later additions.Merrill Stubbs

Makes 4 cocktails

  • 3 oz light rum
  • 4 cups ice
  • 2/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 ounces cream of coconut
  • 2 ounces coconut milk
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • Juice of 1/2 large lime
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender (use a good, strong one that can crush ice) and blend until smooth. Add more ice or liquid to taste. Serve in a pretty glass with a shower of grated nutmeg, a lime wedge and maybe even a cocktail umbrella.
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about 1 month ago BabyKakes

Actually I think a golden rum makes for a better and gives the cocktail more depth, more intense flavor. Try it with Mount Gay or Barbancourt. DEElish!


over 1 year ago Daniella Price González

2/3 cups of pineapple in grams?


almost 3 years ago irinaleibo

I do a cheater's Pina Colada using Pineapple juice , Malibu coconut rum and ice in a blender!
But I lived in the caribbean and needed more Pina Coladas than most!


over 2 years ago ChezShea

I notice more and more that as a "cooking culture" we are often drawn to what is "Easy-peasy Lemon-Squeezy" or doing a recipe the "loriginal" long-way home.

I opt for both depending on the time squeeze and the seriousness of the occasion involved.

I love a short-cut now and then also.

Thanks Irina for simplifying a mid-week crisis with cocktails on board!

Thanks to Merrill for the sophisticated recipe with some notriorious difference.

I suppose it will alwaysalso matter to thedirector of the play who is in the audience as well.

Love the "retro-colada".... Thanks again



over 3 years ago TylerYork

This looks delicious, I'll have to try it sometime


over 3 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

Pina Coladas will always remind me of my honey moon. Yours looks lovely.


over 3 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

Er, honeymoon... although a honey moon can't be all bad, either!