Mary’s Favorite Piña Colada
Those of you who have been here for a while already know that I love a really good cocktail, but piña coladas have a special place in my heart.
Billy and I took a trip to Mexico shortly after we got married, and one lovely night, after heaps of delicious Mexican food, we had piña coladas. Not long after that, we discovered I was pregnant with my third child. It’s a sweet, sweet elixir… What can I say? It just sparks the romance! I can’t say what they put in their piña coladas, but hey. It works.
What’s in a piña colada recipe?
Whether you’re celebrating or just having dinner with friends, sometimes you just want something sweet. Piña coladas are great for satisfying that craving, and they’re even more delicious in the summertime. The combination of coconut and pineapple tastes truly tropical… brings me right back to Mexico.
What is the best rum to use for a piña colada?
Another complex layer of flavor appears when you add the rum. I use a combination of dark rum and white rum in my Piña Colada recipe, so we get the best of both worlds. Dark rum has a wonderful caramelly, molasses-y flavor with notes of spice, and white rum adds a touch of creamy vanilla. I hope you love this piña colada recipe as much as we do!
Turn this into a Alcohol-free, Kid-friendly Piña Colada Recipe
That’s right, now the kiddos can have a piña colada too! I love entertaining large groups of friends and my extended family. That often means there are kids around. And if we’re gonna have a great cocktail, they deserve something a little more exciting than water and juice, right? You can easily make this a mocktail or virgin cocktail recipe by just omitting the rum. Because the flavor combination of pineapple and coconut is so rich, nutty, and sweet on its own, the kids are sure to enjoy!