This Tropical Goya Piña Colada Recipe is made with a velvety coconut cream, and sweet pineapple juice and is garnished with juicy pineapple and maraschino cherries. Enjoy the flavors of a beach vacation in the comfort of your own home.
Enjoy this beverage on hot summer days or on a tropical vacation, where you can relax with this delicious non-alcoholic tropical drink or add a little rum and make your favorite cocktail.
This drink is perfect to make at any party, backyard BBQ, or family get-together. You can have fun with this recipe by adding different flavors, like strawberry puree for a girl's baby shower, or add a little umbrella at a fun luau.
What is a Piña Colada?
Piña Coladas are originally from Puerto Rico and were made popular in 1978 when it was named their national drink. Piña Colada means "strained pineapple" in Spanish, which describes this drink perfectly. Made with pineapple and coconut, this beverage lives up to its name.
What does a Piña Colada taste like?
Enjoy the taste of the tropics with the sweet taste of pineapple and delicious creamy coconut. This drink is the perfect way to bring the fantastic flavors of a beach vacation home.
What do I need to make a Tropical Goya Piña Colada?
Goya Pineapple Juice: is sweet and tart, making this the perfect ingredient in this beach-inspired beverage.
Goya Cream of Coconut: gives this drink a delicious creamy look and flavor; it also helps cut back on the acidity of the pineapple juice. You can use coconut milk if you need to.
White Rum (optional): is the perfect alcohol to add to your Piña Colada if you want to make this an adult beverage. You can keep this out if you're making a mocktail.
Sugar (optional): add sugar to your drink if you'd like to make a sweeter drink, this is a good option if you're adding white rum.
Pineapple Wedges and Maraschino Cherries: for garnish
How do I make a Tropical Goya Piña Colada?
- Add ice, pineapple juice, rum, if desired, and cream of coconut to your blender. Blend on high speed until ice is crushed, ingredients are combined and the drink is smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Pour into glasses. Serve with pineapple wedge and cherry, if desired.
What is a Mocktail?
This recipe is for a virgin piña colada or mocktail if you don't use the alcohol but can also be made with rum. A mocktail is a drink that does not have alcohol; however, it is normally made with alcohol. For example, you can make a margarita or strawberry daiquiri mocktail. A mocktail is the same as a "virgin" beverage.
What kind of rum can I put in this drink?
Rum is the traditional alcohol that is added to this drink. I recommend using a light or white rum, as any dark or aged rum will overpower this drink. You can also use flavored rum, like coconut rum or even vanilla or mango rum.
How can you make a Piña Colada?
There are two different ways that you can make this drink. For this recipe, we are using the blended method, but you can also use a shaken drink method.
Blended: makes this drink thicker and creamier than a shaken beverage, closer to a smoothie consistency. For this recipe, you need a good blender so that it can crush and blend your ice.
Shaken: is a little more simple to make as a shaken drink because you do not need a blender, and you only really need a shaker or a cup with a lid (like a mason jar). Place in the ingredients, shake for around 30 seconds, and then pour into a hurricane or highball glass. This prep method will be thinner than if you were to blend your drink.
What are some variations for this piña colada recipe?
Flavored rum: add a light-flavored rum to this recipe. I don't recommend using a dark or aged rum as it may be too strong.
Vodka: can always be added instead of rum if vodka is your personal preference.
Strawberry: add in strawberry puree for a different color and a fun flavor.
Mango: add in mango puree for even more tropical flavors.
How should I serve this drink?
After blending this drink, place it in a hurricane glass for a classic piña colada look or a highball glass. Serve with pineapple slices or fresh pineapple chunks and a maraschino cherry.
How do I store leftover Goya Piña Colada?
To store, place your leftover piña colada into a sealed container and place it in the fridge until ready to use. You can keep it in the fridge for up to two days. You can also freeze this recipe into cubes and put them it in the freezer until ready to use.
Once ready, place your cube into a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a splash of pineapple juice for it to blend properly.
The best goya pina colada recipe
The best Goya Pina Colada Recipe
- 1 cup Goya pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup Goya Cream Of Coconut
- 4 ounce White Rum Omit if you are making a mocktail
- 1-2 cup ice Add depending on the consistency you prefer
- Pineapple Wedges For Garnish
- Maraschino Cherries For Garnish
- Add ice, pineapple juice, rum, if desired, and cream of coconut to your blender. Blend on high speed until ice is crushed, ingredients are combined and the drink is smooth, about 30 seconds.1 cup Goya pineapple juice, 1/2 cup Goya Cream Of Coconut, 4 ounce White Rum, 1-2 cup ice
- Pour into glasses. Serve with pineapple wedge and cherry, if desired.Pineapple Wedges For Garnish, Maraschino Cherries For Garnish