Piña Colada

Try an authentic Caribbean-style piña colada.

Piña Colada

It is the pineapple season in the Caribbean. Everywhere you go somebody’s serving something made with freshly cut pineapple. Some serve it just by itself, some as a dessert dipped in chocolate, and some puree it and incorporate it into drinks. Though I love fresh pineapple in any shape or form, I love piña coladas especially when they are made with fresh pineapple during its peak season. If you ever come to Virgin Gorda around this time of the year, make sure to treat yourself to one of these delicious drinks. I promise you will be glad you did. It is that good.

Piña Colada
An authentic Caribbean-style piña colada.
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce coconut cream (Like Coco Lopez)
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Pineapple Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4-5 ounces ice
  • a wedge of pineapple, as garnish
  • cherry, as garnish
  • pinch of nutmeg, freshly grated (optional)
  • unsweetened shredded coconut, for the rim of the glass
  1. Place white rum, coconut cream, heavy cream, pineapple juice, and ice in a blender. Blend until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Moisten the rim of a hurricane glass with the pineapple and then dip in the shredded coconut.
  3. Pour the piña colada into the glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and cherry. If preferred, sprinkle it with freshly grated nutmeg.
  4. Serve immediately.


Aysegul Sanford

Aysegul is the cook, writer, and photographer behind foolproofliving.com. She spends her days creating recipes from seasonal ingredients on a small island in the Caribbean. Other than cooking and baking, her biggest passion in life is photography. She also is a firm believer that if you know how to read, you know how to cook.

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