Florida Pina Colada Cocktail Recipe - Ingredients and Steps to Make at Home

Florida Pina Colada

Florida Pina Colada Cocktail Recipe - Ingredients and Steps to Make at Home
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1


Florida Pina Colada
Florida Pina Colada

The Florida Pina Colada is a delicious and refreshing tropical cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. This cocktail combines the flavors of pineapple, coconut, and rum to create a drink that will transport you to a sunny beach in Florida.


The Pina Colada is a popular cocktail that originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. It is said to have been created by a bartender at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan. The drink quickly gained popularity and has since become a classic tropical cocktail enjoyed around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.


  • Substitute the dark rum with spiced rum for a different flavor profile.
  • Add a splash of grenadine for a touch of sweetness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.

- Make sure to blend the ingredients until smooth to achieve the perfect consistency.

- Adjust the amount of rum to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Florida Pina Colada in a chilled glass garnished with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use coconut milk instead of coconut rum for a non-alcoholic version.

- Use pineapple sorbet instead of ice cream for a dairy-free option.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the ingredients ahead of time and blend just before serving for a quick and easy cocktail.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Florida Pina Colada in a hollowed-out pineapple for a fun and festive presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with grilled seafood or tropical fruit salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

This cocktail is best enjoyed fresh and should not be stored for long periods of time.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

The Florida Pina Colada contains approximately 200 calories per serving.


The Florida Pina Colada contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


The Florida Pina Colada contains approximately 5 grams of fats per serving.


The Florida Pina Colada contains approximately 1 gram of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

This cocktail is a good source of vitamin C from the pineapple juice.


This recipe contains dairy (ice cream) and coconut rum, which may be allergens for some individuals.


The Florida Pina Colada is a moderately high-calorie cocktail that is best enjoyed in moderation.


The Florida Pina Colada is a tropical cocktail that is perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day. With its refreshing blend of pineapple, coconut, and rum, this drink is sure to transport you to a sunny beach in Florida.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the thrill of stumbling upon this recipe for the first time. It was a warm summer day in Florida, and I had decided to take a stroll along the beach to soak in the sun and the salty sea breeze. As I walked, I noticed a small, quaint beachside bar that seemed to be bustling with activity. Curiosity got the best of me, so I decided to pop in and see what all the fuss was about.

As I entered the bar, I was greeted by the sweet scent of fresh pineapple and coconut. The bartender, a friendly young man with a smile as bright as the sun, handed me a frosty glass filled with a creamy, frothy drink. "This is our signature Florida Pina Colada," he said, as he slid the glass across the bar towards me.

I took a sip, and my taste buds were instantly transported to a tropical paradise. The sweet pineapple and creamy coconut blended perfectly with the rum, creating a decadent and refreshing cocktail that was unlike anything I had ever tasted before. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this drink for myself.

I struck up a conversation with the bartender, who was more than happy to share the recipe with me. He explained that the key to a perfect Florida Pina Colada was using fresh, high-quality ingredients and blending them just right to achieve the perfect creamy consistency. He even gave me a few tips and tricks to make sure that my homemade version would be just as delicious as the one he had served me.

Over the years, I have perfected my recipe for Florida Pina Colada, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. I have made this cocktail for countless friends and family members, always receiving rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It has become a staple at all of our summer gatherings, a refreshing and indulgent treat that never fails to impress.

I have shared the recipe with anyone who has asked, passing on the tradition of this delicious cocktail to the next generation. I have even taught my grandchildren how to make it, watching with pride as they carefully measure out the ingredients and blend them together with skill and care. It warms my heart to see them carrying on the legacy of this beloved drink, just as I have done for so many years.

As I sit here, sipping on a glass of Florida Pina Colada and reminiscing about how I first discovered this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the memories and experiences that have brought me to this moment. The joy of sharing a delicious cocktail with loved ones, the satisfaction of mastering a new recipe, and the simple pleasure of savoring a taste of summer in every sip – these are the things that make life sweet and rich.

So, if you ever find yourself craving a taste of the tropics, I urge you to whip up a batch of Florida Pina Colada. Let the sweet pineapple and creamy coconut transport you to a place of sun, sand, and sea. And as you raise your glass in a toast to good times and great company, remember the story of how this recipe came to be – a tale of discovery, friendship, and the simple joys of a life well-lived. Cheers!


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