Tropical Piña Colada Mix, an alcoholic beverage made with cream of coconut, white rum, and pineapple juice. Put on your flip-flops and let’s bask in the sun!
It feels like I didn’t do many summery things these past few months, so I’m not quite ready to move ahead to the fall.
I live near the beach, but the water is super cold and there is a chill in the air, so when we go to the beach, we’re usually bundled up in layers of clothes.
Our best weather is typically during the months of September and October, so I suppose I can look forward to sticking my toes in the sand then, but that’s usually when my head starts thinking about —(whispering now) — the holidays!
I know, hold up! Let’s back up a minute here, and think about how wonderful this Piña Colada Cocktail would taste right now 🙂
Has your summer months whizzed by?
Let’s take ourselves to a tropical destination and savor these last few summer days and enjoy this pina colada mixed drink.
Ahhh, a pineapple and coconut slushy with a splash of rum. What a perfect beverage to whisper relaxation, and make you dream of a tropical getaway.
Best Rum For Pina Colada
The great thing about this cocktail is that you don’t need to use anything fancy.
There are basically three types of rum; light, dark and spiced.
Light rum is often referred to as silver or white. It looks clear like vodka. This is the sweetest of the rums without much flavor to speak of. Light rum fades in the back of the palate giving the coconut flavor the pina colada it’s distinct flavor profile.
Dark rum ranges from a light brown to amber color. It’s often made with caramelized molasses giving it a distinct rich bold flavor.
Spiced rum is another dark rum, but this variety is infused with spices like cinnamon and anise.
For this cocktail, I prefer light rum, although if you want it to taste super covconuty, the Malibu brand with coconut liqueur is pretty darn tasty too.
Why I Don’t Buy Pina Colada Pre Mix
The easiest way to make a pina colada is to purchase a mix ready to go. I’ve done that plenty of times, but now I pay attention to what I’m buying.
Often the first ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, which already tells me that it’s going to be too sweet of a cocktail for me.
The other ingredients I can’t even pronounce. That’s besides the water added, along with additional sugar.
If the ingredient list includes pineapple juice and coconut milk or water, then that would be a better product in my opinion.
This is what I would use (sans the alcohol) for a fun sweet drink for kids.
Pina Colada Mixed Cocktail
A tropical three ingredient favorite alcoholic beverage made with cream of coconut, white rum, and pineapple juice.
- 4 ounces Cream of Coconut like Coco Lopez
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 3 ounces white rum
- 2 cups ice
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 536Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g
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Recipe from Coco Lopez.
Where shall we meet? Bora Bora, Fuji, the Caribbean or Hawaii?
Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
honey, you are speaking my language! This looks super tasty!
Sarah @ The Chef Next Door
This cocktail looks amazing! I’m in Florida right now and this would be perfect for the beach!
Oh, yes! This screams warm weather! Hope you’re having a great time 🙂
Yes, put on your flip-flops and relax 🙂
Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
The summer has totally disappeared! But I’m glad because the humidity here is unbearable. Who says you can’t have pina coladas in the fall?!
Those umbrellas definitely add some flare to drinks. Enjoy!!
Uru, glad to see you have survived your studies!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I love the combination of coconut and pineapple. And I don’t mind a swig of rum thrown in for good measure either. I’d love to meet up in Fiji xx
Ahhh, Fuji with drinks in hand! Indeed!!
Allison @ Main St. Cuisine
I’ve always wanted to go to the Caribbean…it’s been on my travel list for a long time! We did a lot of travel this summer and my children head back to school in a week (much to their dismay). Luckily we’ve had a mild summer by southern standards! Looking forward to the little touches of fall coming our way and making piña coladas 🙂
Have a good week!
I used to dream of the Caribbean, and now that a couple of people I know have gone to Bora Bora, I think that’s on the top of my list!
Time to get in all the fun we can as the kids start school tomorrow. Well my fun starts tomorrow. As parents this is a glorious day to be cherished! Bring on the pina coladas.
Yes, you may get a few hours to yourself once the kids are back in school!! 🙂