Virgin Piña Colada Recipe – Pina Colada Recipe

Virgin Pina Colada Recipe – Pine Colada is a Mocktail drink made out of fresh pineapple juice and coconut milk. It also happens to be most popular drink of Puerto Rica ( as good to qualify as national drink). This virgin recipe does not include any alcohol, however nothing precludes one to add Rum and make a cocktail of the same.

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Pina Colada | Mocktail

What is Piña colada

Piña colada also written as pina colada is drink from Puerto Rico and hence you can expect Caribbean flavours in it. Piña means “Pineapple” and “colada” means strained in Spanish, and hence the name. Its is more of a cocktail drink and contains rum in its original form, however for the people who do not drink alcohol, a non-alcoholic version was invented and contains no rum.

Origin of Piña colada

According to wiki, this drink was first given by a pirate, Roberto Cofresí to his crew to infuse enthusiasm. The drink contained pineapple, white rum and coconut, however this drink lost its course with the death of pirate. It came back in global prominence with Puerto Rico claiming pina colada as its official drink.

Ingredients required

  • Coconut milk
  • Fresh Pineapple juice, you can use bottled juice too, most bars will use bottled juice only as its normally cheaper alternative.
  • Fresh pineapple pieces – these are required for garnishing purposes.
  • Pina colada syrup – It enhances the taste
  • Simple Sugar syrup – Its optional and add if you need to top up sweetness levels.
  • Crushed ice – No drink without ice, right?
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Pina Colada – Mocktail

Method to make Pina Colada

  • Take a blender jar and put coconut milk, pineapple juice, pina colada syrup, suar syrup into it and blend it for 1 minute until smooth and creamy.
Making of Virgin Pina Colada - YourFoodFantasy
Pina Colada recipe - YourFoodFantasy
  • Transfer into a serving glass and garnish with pineapple chunks.

Pro tips for best pina colada

  • Adding Simple sugar syrup is optional and will depend upon how much sweet you want your drink to be. 
  • You can also add 2 tablespoon of vanilla ice-cream to make it more creamier and it also tastes yum.
  • If you don’t want your drink to be pulpy, just avoid adding fresh pineapple pieces. 
  • I have used Monin’s cocktail syrup in my recipe just to give them extra flavour, if you don’t have this syrup available, you can skip it and the drink will taste same without it as well.
  • Serve in a chilled glass.
  • Where possible, use fresh pineapple juice. The sweetness level varies from pineapple to pineapple, hence adjust sugar as per taste.

Cocktail Version


To make cocktail, you need 25cl of white rum.

Add the rum in the blender or shaker and shake it. Rest recipe remains the same.

Serving suggestion


Serve this pina colada chilled by garnishing with pineapple chunk, you may add a hint of lime for nice zesty flavour (I normally like doing it).

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Virgin Pina Colada recipe

Other Mocktails

If you looking for mocktail inspiration, you may like to try some of the following


Blue Lagoon

Virgin Mojito

Raspberry Mojito

Fruit Punch

Recipe Card

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Virgin Pina Colada

Meenu Gupta
Drink from Puerto Rico, with the tropical flavours of coconut and pineapple juice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 1
Calories 604 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice Fresh is best
  • 1/4 Cup Pineapple Pieces Fresh is best
  • 1.5 Tbsp Pina colada syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Simple Sugar Syrup As per taste
  • 1/2 Cup Ice Crushed

Instructions
 

  • Take a blender jar and put coconut milk, pineapple juice, pina colada syrup, suar syrup into it and blend it for 1 minute until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer into a serving glass and garnish with pineapple chunks.

Notes

  • Adding Simple sugar syrup is optional and will depend upon how much sweet you want your drink to be. 
  • You can also add 2 tablespoon of vanilla ice-cream to make it more creamier and it also tastes yum.
  • If you don’t want your drink to be pulpy, just avoid adding fresh pineapple pieces. 
  • I have used Monin’s cocktail syrup in my recipe just to give them extra flavour, if you don’t have this syrup available, you can skip it and the drink will taste same without it as well.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Virgin Pina Colada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 60g67%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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