Piña Colada Cocktail

1 July 2022 | Cocktails
Piña Colada Cocktail

The Pina Colada has its ass stuck between two chairs… It definitely doesn't belong to the Tiki cocktail, moreover they don't want it… Nor does it belong to the ayatollahs of cocktails who find it too mainstream… A  bit like the Mojito for that matter. You might see that as sheer hypocrisy given the popularity of the cocktail. Some people reject everything that is "popular" right?


The Pina Colada was invented in Puerto Rico in the 1950s… the original recipe includes fresh cream and a very light Puerto Rican rum in the cocktail… Needless to say, the first aromas are a slight taste of coconut and lots of pineapple, ultimately leaving little room for the aromas of sugar cane. At Colada, we still find that a shame and that's why we called on one of the best Tiki bartenders in the world, the famous Guillaume Leblanc, who works as a bar manager at Dirty Dick in Paris, a famous Tiki stronghold.

In its original version, the pina colada may seem heavy, because of its very greasy coconut cream and the fresh cream not there to lighten the cocktail. As good rum lovers that we are… -otherwise what the hell are you doing on the excellencerhum blog?-, we want to smell the rum, embrace its warmth! Friend Leblanc has therefore designed a Pina Colada recipe for Colada, certainly far from the original spirit but which will make you fall in love with coconut and pineapple, to the point of almost making you want to drop everything and leave. on the islands...

The recipe: Pina Blanca Colada

  • 5cl of Plantation OFTD, we said we wanted power, huh!
  • 5 cl of coconut syrup, made from 50% coconut milk and 50% sugar, prepare the syrup just before in a small bowl. Weigh the ingredients.
  • 8 cl of pineapple juice. If you're armored, you probably have a juicer or juicer, that's the coolest thing. If you're lazy, experiment with fresh bottled juice, 100% pure pineapple juice, not concentrate-based bullshit.
  • 2 cubes of pineapple, for texture, on the advice of friend Leblanc, if you use bottled juice, forget this part
  • 150gr of ice cubes or crushed ice… the ice is an integral part of the cocktail, weigh it. In the blender, 20 seconds, until the texture is homogeneous!

Treat yourself !

This article was written after some 🍸& with ❤️