Easy Summer Cocktails: Easy Pina Colada Recipe

There’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, a simple summer cocktail is sure to please. I’ve got an easy pina colada recipe for you today. So kick back, relax, and raise a glass to summer!

Easy Pina Colada Recipe

Pina coladas are a classic summer cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh pineapple, rum, and cream of coconut, this drink is both refreshing and delicious. Whether you’re looking for a poolside refresher or something to enjoy at your next backyard barbecue, pina coladas are sure to hit the spot. So grab your blender and mix up a batch of these tasty drinks today!

What are pina coladas?

Pina coladas are a classic tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut. The name pina colada literally means “strained pineapple”, which refers to the traditional method of making this drink by blending fresh pineapple with rum and cream of coconut. While they typically serve pina coladas blended, they can also be made “on the rocks” by simply stirring all the ingredients together. No matter how you make them, pina coladas are always refreshing and oh-so-delicious.

How to make a pina colada

Making a pina colada is quick and easy! Simply combine rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut in a blender and blend until smooth. If you’re making pina coladas “on the rocks, “, simply stir all the ingredients together in a glass. Once your pina colada is made, garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and enjoy! However, our version uses just TWO ingredients and you can skip the blender.

What do you need to make an easy pina colada?

You need coconut rum, pina colada juice (look for Tropicana in the juice section in Walmart), pineapple slices, cherries, and ice!

To prepare the drink, fill a large glass with ice. Pour in a shot of coconut rum. Add pina colada juice and garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry. Enjoy!

Easy Pina Colada

Easy Pina Colada

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 Ounces Coconut Rumย 
  • 3 Ounces Pina Colada Juice (Walmart Orange Juice Section)ย 
  • Pineapple Slices (Garnish)
  • Cherries (Garnish)
  • Ice Cubesย 


  1. Fill a large glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the coconut rum.
  3. Top off with Pina Colada juice. 
  4. Garnish with a pineapple slice & cherry.
  5. Cheers. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 71gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Pina colada variations

There are many delicious ways to enjoy a pina colada. Some common variations include adding fruit juices or purees, such as mango or strawberry, to the mix. Other popular additions include whipped cream, nutmeg, and chocolate shavings. Get creative and mix up your own unique pina colada today!

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