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pina colada on the rocks

Shaken Pineapple Coconut Piña Colada

Rachel Riesgraf
Skip the blending and serve this delicious cocktail on the rocks! Shaken until chilled, this creamy, tropical Piña Colada is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. All you need is a few simple ingredients, and it's almost like you're on tropical vacation... almost!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker or mason jar with lid

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces coconut milk
  • 2 ounces white rum (or coconut rum for a stronger coconut flavor)
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters (optional)
  • Pineapple leaf, lime wedge and cinnamon for garnish

Cinammon sugar rim

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • lime wedge for rimming the glass

Instructions
 

  • Cinnamon sugar rim: In a small shallow bowl, mix together the cinnamon, sugar and salt. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass and dip into the cinnamon sugar.
  • Add all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker or mason jar with a lid. Top with ice and shake until chilled.
  • Fill the cocktail glass with ice then strain the cocktail into the glass. If desired, garnish with a pineapple leaf, lime wedge, and sprinkle of cinnamon. Cheers!

Notes

Blended Piña Colada: To a blender, add the pineapple juice, coconut milk, rum, lime juice, brown sugar, bitters, as well as ½ - ¾ cup of ice and ¼ frozen pineapple. Blend until smooth.
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