The Piña Rica is a modern take on the classic Piña Colada. This drink will leave you feeling like you’re on a beach in Hawaii. The coconut and pineapple in this cocktail make it the ultimate treat.
The Piña Rica
The Piña Rica is THE perfect cocktail to sip beachside on a hot summer day. It is a refreshing creamy dream, that will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Since this is a coconut and pineapple cocktail it is on the sweeter side. We decided to add a floater of Myers Dark Rum to bump it up a notch. Not only is this drink absolutely delicious but it is visually stunning. We used crushed ice for this beautiful cocktail. Using crushed ice in our cocktails is our favorite. Crushed ice elevates any cocktail and makes it look astronomically better. As far as the garnish, we tried something new and used the pineapple peel (the part everyone throws away) as well as two pineapple leaves.
2 ounces pineapple juice. (Pro tip: Always shake the pineapple juice before use.)
1 ounce REÀL Ingredient’s creme of coconut syrup
1 ounce coconut rum. We went with Malibu Coconut Rum.
1 ounce dark rum. Myers dark rum is our choice for the floater in this cocktail.
Add ice to a shaker tin
Pour 2 ounces of pineapple juice
Pour 1 ounce of cream of coconut
Pour 1 once ounce of coconut rum
Shake for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into your serving glass over crushed iced.
Float 1 ounce of dark rum on top.
Garnish with pineapple leaves and a pineapple peel.
Piña Rica Substitutions
If you can’t get your hands on any REÀL Coconut Cream, we suggest using Coco Lopez’s Cream of Coconut.
Hot outside? Blend the ice and make this drink frozen!
When to Serve the Piña Rica
This cocktail is the ultimate tropical cocktail.
Vacationing by the water: Beaches, swimming pools, lakes—you get the idea.
In your kitchen, a sip of this cocktail will take you straight into vacation mode.
What to Serve with the Piña Rica
Seafood, especially ceviche.
Caribbean food, like jerk chicken.
Spicy foods in general, especially if lighter and fresher.