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Painkiller cocktail

20 Sweet Alcoholic Drinks: Piña Colada & More


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x

Description

Here’s how to make a classic piña colada: the sophisticated, grown up version of this frozen sweet cocktail!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 ½ cups ice
  • 5 ounces (½ cup plus 2 tablespoons) aged rum
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) cream of coconut (not coconut cream; see notes*)
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • For the garnish: cocktail cherry

Instructions

  1. Blend pineapple and ice until chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve garnished with a cocktail cherry and drink umbrellas.

Notes

Cream of coconut is a special coconut product made for sweetening drinks. Coconut cream is sold in cans and is not sweetened. Don’t buy coconut cream or the drink will not taste sweetened! If you make this misstep and want to save your drink, you can add simple syrup to taste. Or, you can also make our simplified version of a pina colada with coconut milk. Go to Frozen Pina Colada

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Sweet alcoholic drinks, Sweet cocktails

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. I used one of your recipes for a customer that wanted something different and sweet/fruity and she LOVED IT! It was very simple and I was able to make it quickly which matters. I would very much like more recipes like this one, thank you!