Colada Hard Shake

Here’s our take on the Piña Colada, and it has to be one of the best cocktails when it comes to the ratio of deliciousness v laziness…it just seems too tasty to be this easy!

No need to wait for your holiday on the beach, go make one and sit in a hot bath!



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  • 45 ml DARK RUM (1 part)
  • 67.5 ml PINEAPPLE JUICE (1 1/2 parts)
  • 67.5 ml COCONUT ICE CREAM (1 1/2 parts)
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How to make it

  • 1 – Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth, or add the ingredients to a jug and blend with a hand (stick) blender until smooth instead. If you don’t have any blenders, then you can just shake the hell out of it…but let’s be honest, a blender is a LOT easier!
  • 2 – Plan ahead, put your Rum in the freezer and pineapple juice in the fridge, to ensure that the drink is deliciously cold when you come to make it as it is not served over ice.
  • 3 – When it comes to what to serve this drink in, you can really have some fun. A Highball or Hurricane will do just fine or try a milk bottle, sundae glass or even simply a milkshake cup complete with stripy paper straw…you get the idea!

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Colada Hard Shake
What you need
Dark Rum 0 0 ml
Pineapple Juice 0 0 ml
Coconut Ice Cream 0 0 ml
Ice 0 0

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RUM Use your favourite or even a combination of a few. Try and avoid spiced or flavoured Rums as they may overpower the pineapple and coconut.

PINEAPPLE JUICE Don’t scrimp, get some good fresh juice here…or juice your own pineapple if you have the time and equipment.

COCONUT ICE-CREAM Dairy or non-dairy, but get the best you can find!

Why we chose this recipe for you

Our ethos here at Candra is to show you what really matters about drinks, so that you can not only make better drinks, but get creative, and evolve your own take on these recipes.

So, with that in mind, while we recommend a richer, darker style of Rum for this recipe, you should use a Rum you love because this recipe can handle it, that being said it’s probably best to avoid spiced or flavoured Rums here.

Also, once you’ve made this drink a few times, you might want to experiment by combining a few different Rums together to create your ultimate blend for this recipe. When you’ve got your combination locked down, bottle it so its ready to use when you need it, not only that, it will improve with some time resting in bottle.

Garnishing this recipe is another opportunity to get creative. Use dehydrated pineapple slices, fresh pineapple slices, pineapple leaves, desiccated coconut, whipped cream. Whatever you fancy!

The name Piña Colada originated in Puerto Rico and was actually a non-alcoholic drink. Piña = Pineapple, and Colada = Strained. So, originally this drink was simply strained pineapple juice served over crushed ice, quite different from the coconut, pineapple and Rum drink we know today.

Our variation takes another non-alcoholic drink, the milkshake, and turns it into a boozy adult treat. The only real difference between this and what you would normally think of as a Piña Colada, is the use of coconut ice-cream, instead of coconut cream and ice. Using ice-cream gives it such a luxurious texture that we think it’s a worthy alternative to the classic.      

As always, don’t forget to show us what you made by tagging us!
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