Today we’re making a velvety smooth pina colada on the rocks using pineapple juice, coconut milk, rum and a squeeze of lime.
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With summer just a few weeks away, I’ve been brainstorming all kinds of fun iced beverages. I’ve been on a real bubbly water kick (I know, I’m late to the game). But when it comes to alcoholic drinks, this summer is all about fruit for me.
A pina colada on the rocks takes all the tropical flavors from my recipe for blended frozen pina colada and introduces a velvety smooth texture over ice.
The result is a cocktail that just might transport you to a beach in Puerto Rico if you close your eyes on a hot summer day and take a sip.
- pineapple juice (100% juice is best)
- coconut milk
- lime, squeezed
- optional: maraschino cherries to top
Step by Step Instructions
Making a pina colada on the rocks couldn’t be easier.
Coconut milk in cocktails
It’s worth noting that your average can of coconut milk may not produce the best result in this recipe.
For whatever reason, coconut milk in a can tends to separate the fat and liquid. This can result in a less than desirable consistency to drink. If canned coconut milk is all you have, I highly recommend processing it with a blender, frother or whisk to create a more even consistency before adding to your cocktail shaker.
If you can, try to find a carton of coconut milk in the dairy free milk aisle at your grocery store. I really like the brand So Delicious (not at all sponsored) because of how consistent and high quality their products are and this organic coconut milk is no exception.
Other popular Puerto Rican drinks
If you’re into this tropical cocktail you should definitely try my recipe for blended frozen pina colada.
Another classic Puerto Rican cocktail using rum and coconut is Coquito. It uses coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk and is a super decadent beverage usually served around the holidays.
Think of it as a spicy alcoholic eggnog, but way better. Save this Coquito recipe for this Fall, and enjoy your pina colada on the rocks all summer long. Please remember to drink responsibly!