If you like Piña Coladas…

Island time, any time. Piña Coladas are a grown up, boozy, frothy smoothie that pack a piña punch. And while they’re best enjoyed beachside, we’ll happily kick back poolside, deck-side or inside with one. Blend it, shake it, add a fake umbrella to it – just make sure you take this excuse to enjoy National Piña Colada Day.
Fun fact: the Piña Colada was invented in the 1950s in Puerto Rico (the inventor is still contested) and is the country’s national drink.
Here’s 10 Piña Pick Me Ups: 
  1. The Classic - Two ounces of white rum, a glob of coconut cream, a healthy splash of pineapple juice, and a squeeze of lime. Blend or shake with ice, depending on laziness levels, then pour into a chilled glass. Marvel at frothy mustache. 
  2. Fresh Pineapple – Leave the bottled pineapple juice on the shelf and make your own! Slice up a pineapple and blend until liquefied. Add rum, coconut cream, ice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Let the blender do the rest.
  3. Citrus Twist – Crank up the citrus and add a squeeze of fresh lemon or orange juice instead of lime juice.
  4. Boozy Berries – Want some extra flavor? Try blending in fresh strawberries or blueberries. 
  5. Minty Fresh – Chop up fresh mint and blend it with classic piña ingredients for a refreshingly subtle secret ingredient. 
  6. Not-A-Colada – Zero-proof the classic by leaving the rum out entirely. Or try a more complex concoction by replacing rum with cane syrup, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and salt. The flavors mimic the complexities of rum without the alcohol. Recipe inspired by EpiCurious
  7. Pineapple Free – We know pineapple isn’t everyone’s thing. Make a mango colada by swapping out the fruit. Better yet, use frozen mango or mango juice to avoid the mess!
  8. Piña-Rita – If rum isn’t a delight, tequila might hit right. Use coconut tequila and pineapple slices to make a margarita-style colada. Recipe inspired by Real House Moms. 
  9. Piña Colada Sangria – For anyone not feeling the froth: mix Moscato wine with pineapple juice, fresh lime, and coconut rum. Recipe inspired by Simple Joy.
  10. Colada Kabobs – Make boozy bites by soaking sliced pineapple in rum overnight. Use a toothpick to dip slices into a mixture of coconut cream, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. Sprinkle roasted coconut flakes on top and spear a maraschino cherry on the end. Recipe inspired by Delish.
As always, enjoy your bevvy responsibly.