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How To Make a Pina Colada

How To Make a Pina Colada - theskinnyfoodco

It's never too late in the year to make your favourite tropical drink, whether it's festive season or not, we here at Skinny Food Co absolutely love a classic Pina Colada, decorated with pineapple wedges and a maraschino cherry, this exotic cocktail is easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing drinks, that packs heaps of flavours. 


Pina Colada Ingredients


Traditionally a Pina Coladas consists of 3 key ingredients

  • Coconut Cream 
  • White Rum 
  • Pineapple Juice 

They are also typically served in a tall glass garnished with fresh pineapple wedges or cherries and are often topped with a colourful cocktail umbrella


How To Make Pina Colada 


For best results,  use a blender to blitz together 150ml fresh pineapple juice, 60ml white rum and 60ml cream of coconut with a large handful of ice until smooth. 

Decorate with frozen pineapple chunks, cocktail cherries or a pineapple leaf.


Healthy Pina Colada 


For a healthier alternative to your favourite pina colada recipe why not try our Pina Colada Simple Syrup Cocktail Mix? It's incredibly easy to use, all you need to do is blend it with ice cubes and add your favourite spirit. 

We suggest adding white rum, for an added tropical flavour you could try a coconut rum such as Malibu. 

Decorate & garnish with real pineapple and other fresh fruit


How Many Calories Are in A Pina Colada?


Nutrition Facts (per 240ml): 



Pina Colada Type  Traditional Pina Colada Skinny Food Co Pina Colada 
Calories 314Kcal 136Kcal
Fat 12.7 0g
Carbs 14.3 0g
Sugars 13.6 0g
Protein 1.1g 0g
Salt 0.1g 0.1g


How To Make A Virgin Pina Colada 


Whether you're the designated driver, or looking for an original recipe minus the white rum for your summer party or Christmas works a Virgin Pina Colada is arguably one of the tastiest mocktail cocktail recipes

To make this simple cocktail without the alcohol simply remove the white rum from both recipes making it with just Fresh Pineapple Juice, Ice & Cream of Coconut and garnishing with classic trimmings such as a pineapple leaf and fresh pineapple wedges

Alternatively, just blend our Skinny Pina Colada Mixer with Ice in your blender for 2-3 minutes until frozen and top with your favourite decorations.

Whether you're choosing to have a zero-alcohol recipe or the classic recipe with your favourite rum a pina colada is an impressive cocktail to serve at any dinner party or special occasion. 


Other Festive Cocktails 


For more festive cocktail creations, don't forget to check our Thirsty Thursday Lives every Thursday at 6PM on Facebook & Instagram. 

Keep up to date with our previous cocktail recipes such as:

Or take a look at our full cocktail guide here.


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