How to make a Pina Colada

The Pina Colada is one of the favourite Summer Cocktails. It can be so simple to make, but it's also one of the most fun cocktails to play about with and make different versions of it. All's you really need to know is the base Pina Colada Recipe, then you can go and have loads of fun with it!


In this video below, I'm exploring some of my favourite Pina Colada Riffs. I obviously start off by showing you the basic Pina Colada Recipe, but from there, I dive off and show you 6 OTHER Pina Colada variations!


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How to make a Pina Colada

I have everything here from an extra Coconutty Pina Colada to a Passion Fruit version, Chocolate, Almond and of course the Blue Pina Colada!


But one of my Favourites has to be the Banana Colada. I'm gutted that I ran out of Banana Bomb at the time of filming, but it's been replenished again now, so I've been making them ever since!


Pina Colada Variations



Pina Colada Cocktail Recipes


Buy the Coconut Syrups or Purées

Monin Coconut Syrup

Coco Lopez Coconut Cream

ODK Coconut Puree

Coco Reál Coconut Puree



Standard Pina Colada

Glass; Pineapple Glass

60ml Plantation Barbados Rum

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

5ml Lime Juice

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Pineapple



Blue Pina Colada

Glass; Pina Colada Glass

60ml Plantation Barbados Rum

15ml Giffard Blue Curacao

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

5ml Lime Juice

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Pineapple



Coconut & Chocolate

Glass; Tiki Glass

60ml Aluna Coconut Rum

15ml Mozart White Chocolate & Vanilla

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

5ml Lime Juice

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Pineapple



Banana Colada

Glass; Tiki Glass

30ml Plantation Xaymaca Jamaican Rum

30ml Banana Bomb Rum

15ml Giffard Banana Liqueur

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

5ml Lime Juice

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Pineapple



Passion Fruit Colada

Glass; Hurricane Glass

30ml Passion Fruit Grenade

30ml Passoa

15ml Velvet Falernum Liqueur

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

5ml Lime Juice

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; Passion Fruit Half



Salted Almond Colada

Glass; Endessa Highball

30ml Plantation OD Rum

30ml Amaretto

Dash Angostura Bitters

30ml Monin Coconut Syrup

15ml Milk / Cream if you want

7.5ml Supasawa Citrus & Saline

60ml Pineapple Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Pineapple



Pina Colada Martini

Glass; Nick & Nora

30ml Koko Kanu Coconut Rum

30ml Malibu

30ml Giffard Caribbean Pineapple Liqueur

5ml Lime Juice

Garnish; ODK Dehydrated Lime