Amaretto Pina Colada

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Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.

Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.

Amaretto Pina Colada

During a recent vacation, Barbara and Kevin fell in love with the Amaretto Pina Coladas served at the Hyatt Regency in Bonita Springs, Florida. She ran right home and bought all the ingredients to make their own.  You can make these Amaretto cocktails too! You’ll only need pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, ice and amaretto.

Isn’t it fun to bring a piece of vacation home with you? Either by making a fun drink like this one or recreating a local dish you tried while away?  You can bring the tropics straight to your house with this fun Amaretto cocktail recipe.

When we got back from New Orleans several years ago, we were determined to make chargrilled oysters just like the ones at Drago’s. While oysters in Indiana aren’t exactly the same as the ones down there, we enjoy making them a couple times of year.

Barbara and Kevin tried two versions of the Amaretto Pina Colada. For the first version, they used a bottled Pina Colada mix, but it just was not the same.

This Amaretto Pina Colada is going to be their go-to fun drink on the weekend.  Some of their other favorite cocktails outside of this simple Amaretto drink includes Bailey’s Milk, Jalapeno Cape Codder, and Jalapeno Pineapple Limeade.

HOW TO MAKE AMARETTO PINA COLADA:

  1. In a blender, mix together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, white rum and ice until the desired mushy texture.
  2. In a martini or hurricane glass, pour one shot of Amaretto; top with the blended mixture.

For the full recipe for this Amaretto drink, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

What kind of rum do you use for a pina colada?

For our amaretto pina colada, we use a white rum also called a light rum. We usually have a bottle of Bacardi Superior Original Rum in the house that works well for this.


Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.

Notes About this Simple Amaretto Drink:

  • The recipe below makes one large hurricane glass full or two small martini sized drinks.
  • Putting in the extra effort to make the pina colada “from scratch” makes all the difference.
  • Cream of Coconut is often found in the alcohol aisle at the grocery store.

Our Favorite Amaretto Recipes

Like the flavor of Amaretto?

Try Barbara’s Amaretto Sugar Cream Pie, Amaretto Poke CakeAmaretto Chicken and Rice or Amaretto French Toast.

Amaretto Pina Colada

Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amaretto cocktail, amaretto drink recipe, amaretto pina colada, classic amaretto drink, simple amaretto drink
Servings: 1
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. cream of coconut
  • 2 oz. White (light) rum
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 shot Amaretto

Instructions

  • In a blender, mix together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, and ice until blended and slushy.
  • In a glass, pour one shot of Amaretto; pour frozen pina colado over the Amaretto.

Notes

  • This recipe makes one large hurricane glass full or two small martini sized drinks.
  • Putting in the extra effort to make the pina colada "from scratch" makes all the difference.
  • Cream of Coconut is often found in the alcohol aisle at the grocery store. 
  • If you love Amaretto, try our Amaretto Poke Cake and Amaretto Sugar Cream Pie

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Break out the blender and make this Amaretto Pina Colada for a taste of the beach any time of the year. The blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto just shouts sunshine and fun.

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2 Comments

    1. Thanks for the note. We didn’t include that and we fixed it now. Use a white or light rum. We usually have Bacardi in the house so that’s our go to!

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