The best piña colada recipes made with white rum and black rum and delicious notes of coconut and fresh pineapple. It’s a perfectly smooth and creamy frozen cocktail!
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The classic piña colada. It’s a tropical frozen cocktail that hardly anyone dislikes, even when they are bad. The key to a great piña colada is good consistency and a balance of booze to fruit. If a piña colada is too watery, it’s missed the entire mark of the frozen drink. If it’s too fruity, it becomes painfully sweet. This rum drink should be around the thickness of a good milkshake, if not a touch thicker. From a personal note, I think it should be made with two rums, a white rum, and a black rum. With volume, this drink needs white rum to avoid being too harsh. With a float of black rum though, it gives it richness and depth taking it from just another blender mess to making it a perfectly balanced and ultra loveable drink.
DOUBLE RUM PIÑA COLADA RECIPE
A lot of people think of frozen drinks and think summer. For some reason though, I get an itch to make piña coladas on the first warm day of spring. Granted our spring days average out in the 80s here in Houston. I’ve been working on this recipe for a while and I’m always changing it up. Sometimes I throw frozen bananas in, sometimes I use coconut rum, and sometimes I float cognac instead of black rum. At the end of the day, it always comes back to this core recipe. Feel free to mess around with it and try new things.
I will note milk, frozen fruit, and freezing the blended concoction give this cocktail it’s creamy consistency. If you don’t drink milk or want to substitute it with Almond Milk or Coconut Milk you can. Use 3 ounces of Almond Milk or Coconut Milk as first, as it can be thinner. If the concoction still needs to be thinned down add in the final ounce.
Always freeze the blended mix for those 15-20 minutes, you’ll thank me. It makes the difference.
You’ll start with frozen pineapple chunks. You can either cut your own and freeze it or buy already bagged frozen pineapple chunks. Into a blender add 1-1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks. Then pour in 4 ounces of cream of coconut, 4 ounces of milk, 4 ounces of white rum, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, and 1 cup of ice. Blend until you have a consistency slightly thicker than a milkshake. Around 8-10 seconds.
If it’s just a touch too thin, it will freeze back up in the next part. If it’s extremely too thin, then blend more frozen pineapple and ice into the mixture. If it’s too thick add a splash of milk and blend again.
Freeze the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Blend it again for 5-8 seconds and then pour into 8-10 ounce glasses. Over the back of a bar spoon, carefully pour a float of black rum on top of the piña colada. Garnish with extra pineapple, a cherry, and of course, a cocktail umbrella!
Our classic piña colada recipes made with white rum and black rum with delicious notes of coconut and fresh pineapple. It's a perfectly smooth and creamy frozen cocktail!
- 1-1/2 cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 4 ounces Cream of Coconut
- 4 ounces White Rum
- 4 ounces Milk (or Almond Milk or Coconut Milk, in this case, start with one ounce less and use another ounce if too thick)
- 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
- 1/2 ounce Black Rum
- 1 cup Ice Cubes
Into a blender, blend together the frozen pineapple chunks, cream of coconut, white rum, milk, lime juice, and 1 cup of ice cubes. If the consistency is too thick add a splash more of milk. You want a thick but pourable consistency, slightly thicker than a milkshake. If it's a bit too thin, don't worry as it will freeze up in the next phase.
Add the concoction to the freezer and let freeze for 15-20 minutes.
Add the concoction back to the blender and blend for 5 seconds to recombine the ingredients. Pour into 8-10 ounce glasses.
Using the back of a spoon carefully pour on top 1/4 ounce of black rum. Garnish with pineapple and cherries. Serve immediately.
Don’t let this drink fool you, it’s not easy to get right. Once you’ve had a great piña colada recipe, you’ll know when you’ve had sub bar ones. Since you’re sipping on 2.25 ounces of rum, make sure you watch your drink count. They can easily get away from you and you might be dancing in the rain by the end of the night.
Do you like frozen cocktails? Would you like to see more? I personally love a piña colada and always look forward to my spring blending!
LOVE IT, PIN IT!