10 Refreshing Piña Colada Drinks

Tahini-Pina Colada Shake
Photo: Yoly

Breezy and refreshing, there's no drink quite like a creamy, rum and coconut-flavored piña colada — in fact, the cocktail is so beloved that it's been reworked into a number of non-alcoholic drinks, smoothies, and even foods. These pina colada recipes are ready for any occasion, whether it's starting your day off with a healthy pina colada-inspired smoothie or winding down with a cocktail at the end of the day.

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Pina Colada Cocktail

Pina Colada Cocktail

This creamy, blended cocktail is a real taste of the tropics. Just add ice, crushed pineapple, a little cream of coconut, and light rum to a blender and whirl away. Be sure to use cream of coconut and not coconut milk in order to achieve that desired creamy texture.

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Banana Pina Colada Drink

Banana Pina Colada Drink
Lady at the Stove

This flavorful twist on a pina colada gets incredible smoothness from a very unexpected ingredient: kefir. It sounds odd, but the yogurt drink balances out the sweeter ingredients with just a touch of tartness — if you don't have any, though, you could try a bit of plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream instead.

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Bill's Famous Pina Colada

Bill's Famous Pina Colada
bill r

This pina colada is far more than a drink — it's a dream in a glass that's 25% dessert and 75% tropical vacation while still being an indulgent adult beverage. If you can't find any cream of coconut, try substituting coconut-flavored pancake syrup instead!

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Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie
Pam Ziegler Lutz

Pina coladas don't have to be reserved exclusively for the cocktail hour — their flavor profile translates beautifully into smoothies, for example. That being said, community members love it both as a non-alcoholic breakfast beverage and as a super-smooth, rum-infused cocktail.

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Tahini-Pina Colada Shake

Tahini-Pina Colada Shake
Yoly

For a truly unique and delicious pina colada-esque drink, follow community member Yoly's lead and blend coconut milk and tahini along with shredded coconut and frozen pineapple chunks. Close your eyes, take a sip, and instantly enter a state of paradise.

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Pina Colada IV

Pina Colada IV
Kate Appleyard

Break out the tiny umbrellas and festive straws! This pina colada is thick, creamy, and oh-so good — exactly what a good pina colada should be! And the combination of coconut cream and heavy cream creates a rich smoothness like no other.

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Pina Colada Power Honey Smoothie

Pina Colada Power Honey Smoothie
Photo by Yoly.

A pina colada that gets you energized for the day ahead? Yep, it exists. This smoothie gets it done with fresh pineapple, coconut milk, honey, and protein powder.

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Pina Colada III

Pina Colada III
Kim

"I love this recipe," says community member TAMAGOJI. "I often don't have all the ingredients required for other pina colada recipes, but this recipe always comes in as a great substitute. To be honest, I just stick with this one now. It's simple and yields wonderful results. I've made this many times for company and always get raves."

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Pina Colada Smoothie (Vegan)

Pina Colada Smoothie (Vegan)
thedailygourmet

Pineapple is a surprisingly good source of protein, and this smoothie provides nearly 10 grams of protein without containing a single animal product. This smoothie makes a good breakfast, snack, or virgin pina colada whenever you need it.

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Citrus Pina Colada

Citrus Pina Colada
Yoly

Add a bit of zing to your pina colada by incorporating fresh orange and lime juice and zest. If you need to dilute the sweetness, add a few more ice cubes.

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