Classic Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe

by Mama Loves A Drink

Classic pina colada recipe: how to make this sweet and summery coconut, pineapple and rum cocktail at home

Pina Colada is a classic summer cocktail.

With a sweet and a distinct tropical taste of coconut and pineapple and the hit from rum, it is the perfect drink to leisurely sip poolside or to serve at a BBQ or summer garden party and an easy one to make.

There are several ways to make pina colada and we encourage you to try several styles to find the perfect balance of sweetness to suit your taste.

Try this easy to make Thermomix pina colada variation or enjoy it alcohol free with this pina colada mocktail recipe – then join us on Mama Loves a Drink on Facebook and tell us which one you loved most!

This is the classic recipe for pina colada, to bring a taste of Puerto Rico to your party.

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Tools you will need for making a pina colada

  • A good blender able to crush ice
  • Hurricane glasses
  • Environmentally friendly straws (optional)
  • Colorful reusable cocktail umbrellas for extra color (optional)

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Classic Pina Colada Recipe

pina colada cocktails with fresh pineapple and half coconut

This classic pina colada recipe is perfect to bring a sip of exotic flavour to your summer party or BBQ meal.

Easy to make, it can be served in individual glasses or in a pitcher, making it a host's best friend. Prepare it in advance and let your guests help themselves to this sweet cocktail.

Don't forget to add a tray of fresh, sliced pineapple to dress the glasses and add to the exotic atmosphere of the day.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 2 oz/60 mL White Rum
  • 1 oz./30 mL Coconut cream
  • 1 oz/30 mL Heavy cream
  • 6 oz/180 mL Fresh pineapple juice
  • 5 cup/120 mL Crushed ice


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender, including the ice
  2. Close and blend for about 15 seconds
  3. Pour into a glass or jug
  4. Dress the glasses with slices of fresh pineapple or maraschino cherry for a touch of colour

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