Pina Colada

Pina Colada Recipe
Pina Colada Recipe

How to make a Pina Colada (shaken!)

The Pina Colada is the official cocktail of Puerto Rico and has been for over 35 years! It is also classified as an International Bartenders Association official cocktail and for good reason. Everyone loves a good pina colada especially in the summer months.
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  • 60 ml White Rum 2 oz
  • 45 ml Cream of Coconut 1.5 oz
  • 45 ml Pineapple Juice 1.5 oz
  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice 0.5 oz


  • Combine all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain over crushed ice
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge
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  • Reply
    April 25, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for the tips on the Pina Colada. Yum! Would there be any reason why the blended recipe couldn’t be done in bulk? I have a 40th b’day party coming up and thought it would be a fun drink to offer guests as they arrive, but want it pre-made, alleviating jobs and maximising socialising opportunities!

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      Steve the Bartender
      April 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      The Pina Colada seems to separate a bit after a while so I’d recommend making it fresh. You could prebatch the ingredients in jars… then you can simply add to the blender and blitz it (make 4 at a time say)… Would still make it quick whilst serving them up fresh…

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    January 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    You’re a legend, Steve. Nothing like a cheeky peak at your website mid-shift to save me. At a venue without coconut cream, could you improvise with coco Monin and fresh pouring cream? Cheers

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      Steve the Bartender
      January 27, 2020 at 11:19 pm

      It should actually be Cream of Coconut (I’ll have to update the recipe). Cream of coconut is essentially coconut milk with sugar, see this video I uploaded a few hours ago:

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      Steve the Bartender
      January 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      To actually answer your question though.. coco Monin will probably be a good sub.. I haven’t used it before but assume it’s a coconut syrup? If so, go for it ?

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