Try the most interesting recipes for the popular white rum alcoholic drink for every occasion. Get inspired!

Do you love preparing drinks for family celebrations or hanging out with friends? Try different recipes for homemade pina colada.

Delight the taste buds of your loved ones, colleagues, best friends or just unexpected visitors.

This cocktail is absolutely the bomb and has been very popular since it was invented in Puerto Rico.

The combination of pineapple juice, rum and coconut together with crushed ice makes an unbeatable combination.

Taste all the collected variants and find out which will be your most popular and you will love to come back to it.

Classic pina colada

Preparing this tropical drink is not difficult, but you must not underestimate the acquisition of the right and suitable ingredients. Do not hesitate to try other types of drinks. For example, recipes for milkshakes are great.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of ice
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons aged rum
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetened coconut cream (it is similar to condensed milk, intended for sweetening drinks)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

For decoration:

  • Cocktail cherry


  • Place the pineapple together with ice in the container of a table blender and blend into lumps.
  • Add rum, coconut cream, pineapple and lime juice and mix until the mixture is smooth.
  • Prepare a medium tall glass and pour the cocktail into it.
  • Decorate with a cocktail cherry and add an umbrella.
An excellent tropical pina colada in a classic version for adults.

Pina cocktail

The preparation is as simple as possible, the recipe is essentially classic, delicious, and above all made from ingredients that are commonly available. You will find that you will like it.


  • 3 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 85 ml sweetened coconut cream (CocoLopez brand)
  • 60 ml of pineapple juice
  • 45 ml lime juice
  • 120 ml light rum
  • 60 ml of dark rum

For decoration:

  • Fresh pineapple


  • It is best to use a high-speed mixer, in the container of which we put all the necessary ingredients.
  • Mix on low speed for about 10-12 seconds.
  • Then we switch the mixer to the highest possible speed and let it mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • We turn off the blender, let it stand for a while, and then start it again at full blast for about 20 seconds.
  • Divide the finished cocktail into 2-4 glasses and garnish with a piece of fresh pineapple.
  • If you want, you can decorate with a cocktail cherry and add more ice.
A luxurious pina colada cocktail for hot summer days.

Pineapple mix

Drinks that have a tropical flavor you can either love them or hate them. But what can improve our day better than a luxurious and perfectly tasting cocktail with delicious pineapple.



  • 1 can sweetened coconut cream (CocoLopez)
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 3 chemically untreated limes

To finish:

  • 130 ml of white rum
  • 120 ml of dark rum
  • 3-4 cups of ice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen pineapple


  • Squeeze the limes thoroughly and pour the juice into the blender jar.
  • Add the coconut cream and pineapple juice and mix on medium speed until the mixture is slightly creamy.
  • The base prepared in this way can easily be poured into an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or processed straight away.
  • Once the mixture is creamy, add both types of rum, ice and frozen pineapple.
  • Blend at the highest speed into a smooth cocktail.
  • We can serve immediately and decorate according to our own imagination.
Great homemade pina colada mix.

Frozen tropical colada

If you love ice cream, frozen fruit and similar delicacies, then you will definitely love this pina colada version.


  • 480 ml of pineapple juice
  • 240 ml of coconut milk
  • 80 g of frozen mango cut into pieces
  • 100 ml of lemon-lime soda
  • 90 ml of rum

For decoration:

  • Cocktail cherry
  • Fresh pineapple


  • Prepare 2 molds for ice cubes and fill the first with 240 ml of pineapple juice.
  • Fill the second mold with coconut milk. Freeze both molds for at least 2-3 hours.
  • After this time, squeeze cubes of frozen pineapple juice and coconut milk into a blender.
  • Add frozen mango, remaining pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda.
  • Turn on the highest speed and mix until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with a cocktail cherry and a piece of pineapple.
Pina colada with frozen mango and lemon-lime flavor.

Non-alcoholic colada

If you are planning a meeting with friends where alcohol is not invited, then this virgin pina cocktail is an ideal choice. It tastes great, it’s quick to prepare and everyone can enjoy it.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar

For decoration:

  • Cocktail cherries
  • Fresh pineapple


  • Put the pieces of frozen pineapple together with ice in the blender jar.
  • Cover with pineapple juice, coconut cream and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Blend on the highest setting. Then add fresh pineapple and mix thoroughly once more.
  • We taste it and we can sweeten it at our discretion, but it is not necessary.
  • Divide into glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple wedges and a cocktail cherry.
A simple recipe for Virgin pina colada.

Rum drink with pineapple

A cocktail like piña colada can be prepared in many ways, and when there are also citrus fruits, it has a certain kick and excellent taste. Also try this variant and see if it is better or just different from the previous ones.


  • 350 g of fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into medium-sized cubes
  • 150 ml CocoLópez coconut cream
  • 100 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 200 ml of white rum
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 80 ml of dark rum
  • 3 cups of ice

For decoration:

  • Red Maraschino cocktail cherries
  • Lime slices


  • Place 2/3 of the pineapple cubes in a resealable plastic bag so that they are spread over the entire bag. Put in the freezer to freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • Mix the coconut cream with the coconut milk.
  • Put the frozen pineapple cubes in the blender jar, pour in the coconut mixture, white rum, lime juice and ice and blend at the highest speed.
  • Once everything is smooth, transfer the mixer bowl to the freezer and leave until it thickens and takes on the consistency of a milkshake. It will take about 25-40 minutes, depending on the temperature inside the freezer.
  • Then we take the container out of the freezer, put it on the blender and mix it again.
  • The drink must have the slushy consistency of a frozen drink.
  • Divide into 4 glasses and pour 20 ml of dark rum into each.
  • Finally, garnish with lime slices and a cocktail cherry.
A great pina colada made from frozen pineapple.

Interesting facts at the end

What is a pina colada?

It is a popular alcoholic drink whose name can be translated as liquid pineapple. After all, this in a way captures the exact characteristics of the drink.

To prepare, you need pineapple juice, coconut milk and white rum. This creamy drink has a perfectly dense foam and a very delicate taste.

It is the creamy consistency, the perfectly chosen sweetness and the taste of the delicious tropical fruit in the form of pineapple, which, together with coconut and the best white rum, make this drink a favorite.

Tip: Watch the attached video to see how the pineapple juice production process looks in a factory equipped with the best, and most importantly, modern food processing machines. You will find out what all needs to be done before such a juice reaches your favorite cocktail.

Pineapple Juice Production Process Inside the Factory, The Best Modern Food Processing Machines

If any of you have already visited an exotic destination, you could enjoy such a drink by the pool or right on the beach.

The advantage is that its preparation is not complicated, so you don’t have to be a professional bartender, and you can still have it. It earned the nickname the Pearl of the Caribbean.

The drink was created in 1954 and was served in a so-called goblet glass. The official composition was 9 cl of pineapple juice, 3 cl of coconut milk and 3 cl of white rum. The alcohol content was around 8%. In 1978, it became the national drink of Puerto Rico.

What does the right pina colada glass look like?

It is clear that everyone uses such dishes that are easily available to them. However, a Goblet is the ideal choice for this drink. It has a tulip-like open shape and is perfect for cocktails with ice and so-called long drinks.

What if we need to substitute an ingredient?

Once something changes, it’s definitely not the original pina colada anymore. For example, when you run out of white rum and use, for example, vodka, it’s a different drink, Chi Chi.

Some people substitute coconut cream for whipping cream. That’s possible, but it won’t be the right cocktail. There is even a Jackolada that resembles this drink, but the white rum is replaced with Jack Daniels.

What exactly is rum?

Simply put, it’s an alcoholic drink that’s distilled from molasses, or from sugarcane juice. The majority of its producers are in areas with sugar cane. It is easy to find rum from Australia, India or the Caribbean. Home is the Antilles and their specific type of rum.

From a general point of view, rums are distinguished according to color, aging and production, or even Spanish, English and French. Spanish ones typically have a sweeter taste, full of vanilla and are made from molasses. The main producers are Cuba, Panama, the Dominican Republic and South America.

In contrast, English rums have their origin in those countries where colonization took place earlier, i.e. in Jamaica, Barbados or perhaps Trinidad. They taste a bit harsh and have a much higher alcohol content, with a more whiskey-like finish.

The last French rums are of high quality, their taste is perfectly pure to the point of cognac. It is produced in Martinique, Reunion or Guadeloupe.

Light/white rums

As we know, the color of rum depends on how long it spends in the barrels where it matures. The white variant is in the barrels for a very short time, so it does not acquire its characteristic dark color and remains light/white. It is a very young rum with a distinct refreshing taste. They are mostly used as part of various mixed drinks/cocktails.

Golden rums

They remind us of the color of amber. They are classic rums aged in quality burnt oak barrels. The color is much darker, the liquid more mature and the taste perfectly balanced. Apart from drinks, they can be drunk straight.

Dark rums

As their name suggests, they lie in the barrel for the longest time. This means that they will have the most distinctive and rich taste.

The greatest maturity goes hand in hand with quality. In most cases, the base is formed or built up using caramel or molasses. This makes them perfectly dark and best enjoyed completely neat.

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