This is my super tasty tropical Pina Colada cocktail recipe!
I have a love/hate relationship with Pina Coladas! I love them because they are delicious and I hate them because they are delicious. When I have one, I want more.
Danger Will Robinson. Danger to Lainey’s thighs.
I feel that everyone who drinks cocktails has had at least one tasty tropical Pina Colada in their lifetime. I am probably underestimating the amounts of Coladas that people have imbibed because I only imagine them being consumed while people are on vacation.
Hmmm, I wonder if most of the Pina Coladas are imbibed on cruises. Do you know? If you do, please leave me a comment! I would also like to know, do you order these in restaurants?
Guess what I’m going to talk about? Yup, you guessed it, my experience working at the Mexican restaurant.
I made a TON of Pina Coladas (although I didn’t weigh them, that’s my estimate!)
The three top cocktails that I made when I worked there were:
- Strawberry Margaritas
- Strawberry Daquiris
- Pina Coladas
I’ve never really been into fruit drinks myself. Sure, I would have one every once in a while just to make sure I wasn’t missing anything (Nope, never was). But the cocktail that I usually ordered was the Cadillac margarita. It was wildly popular and very different at the time with its little shot of Gran Marnier on the side.
(On a side note, the Cadillac margarita is one of my most popular Dishes Delish posts!)
The reason I didn’t have many Pina Coladas was because I thought they tasted a little funny.
What changed my mind about this luscious cocktail is I had a taste of Christopher’s Pina Colada when we went on a cruise. It was really delicious so I watched the bartender make one and immediately saw what was different. He didn’t use sweet and sour mix as I was taught to do.
For some reason, I don’t like sweet and sour mix in the Pina Colada, so you will not find it in my recipe. No, indeed you will not!
On to the recipe: