I recently came across this amazing recipe for a variation of the piña colada from Apartment Bartender on Instagram (check out his profile here).
Like all drinks from Apartment Bartender, this cocktail does not disappoint and is a tasty and lighter alternative to a traditional piña colada. By adding just a splash of orange juice, lime juice, and using an aged rum, the cocktail feels slightly more upscale than most coladas.
The following feature provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making it at home. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments!
Glassware: Pearl Diver Glass or Tiki Mug
Coconut Cream Recipe (if needed):
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass, and top with crushed ice.
Garnish with a couple sprigs of mint and a Luxardo cherry.
Wayward Spirits Rating and Twist:
Overall Score - 4
This is an excellent, easy take on the piña colada. If you are looking for a coconut-based cocktail that is on the lighter side, this may very well be the drink for you.
Try adding a hint more coconut cream if you want to make the drink taste richer, and more coconut-forward.