Piña Colada Recipe #1, Level of difficulty: somewhat involved.
- ½ fresh pineapple, peeled, cut into 1½-inch pieces
- 6 ounces sweetened cream of coconut (preferably Coco López)
- 2 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
- 8 ounces white rum
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces dark rum (optional)
- Maraschino cherries and lime wedges (for serving)
- Place pineapple pieces in a resealable plastic bag, laying them flat. Freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.
- Shake cream of coconut and coconut milk in their cans before measuring. Purée pineapple, cream of coconut, coconut milk, white rum, lime juice, and 3 cups ice (about 15 oz.) in a blender until smooth. Transfer blender cup to freezer and freeze until mixture is thickened (it should be the consistency of a milkshake), 25–35 minutes.
- Blend again until mixture is the perfect slushy frozen drink consistency. Divide among glasses. Top off each with ½ oz. dark rum, if using, and garnish each with a cherry and lime wedge.
* Recipe courtesy of Bon Appétit
Piña Colada Recipe #2, Level of difficulty: easy
- 2 1/2 oz. rum
- 3 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. coconut cream
- Start with the rum. Then combine with unsweetened pineapple juice (you can sub in 3 ounces crushed or whole pineapple), and coconut cream* in a blender.
- Blend on high with a cup or so of crushed ice or 5 or 6 ice cubes.
- Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with whatever you’ve got. Cherry. Pineapple. Fruit.
* Recipe courtesy of Esquire