Pina Colada Coolers | A Farewell to Summer

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You guys, it’s August. The last month of summer, and although I’ve already spotted fall decorations and pumpkin spice items, I’m so not ready to say  farewell to summer. Most people plan a last hoorah or a family vacation for August, but we didn’t. So to keep the summer vibes going I plan to enjoy these pina colada coolers all month long, while pretending I’m somewhere tropical. Because as soon as someone says pina colada, my mind immediately transports to the Caribbean sea. Anyone else?  So, if you’re  not ready to let summer go either, make these coolers and we’ll do a virtual cheers to a never ending summer vacay vibes, ok?

My mom is a fan of rum so we always try to have a bottle of Bacardi Superior on hand for when she visits. The lady likes her cuba libres 🙂 It’s such a diverse rum though, so it’s wonderful to use for your summer punches. This summer, Bacardi is also partnering with Live Nation® and have created a special sweepstakes  that can send you to a concert anywhere in the world, and there are also daily giveaways and prizes, so it’s well worth it to check it out! All you have to do is visit Bacardi Summer Music with Live Nation.  You can also redeem an on-pack code placed on select Bacardi Superior bottles for $5 Live Nation Concert Cash®; 2 codes gets $15 Live Nation Concert Cash!  (You must be 21 and over, and some states have exclusions). 

how to make pina colada

Before you skim the ingredient list and think to yourself that you’re not going to “waste” these ingredients just to make this drink, I have two things to tell you. First, this drink is so delicious, and the rum is so smooth that you will inadvertently end up making this pina colada cooler for yourself and hopefully some friends all weekend long. It’s a perfect pool-side cocktail. Secondly, if by chance you have these ingredients left over, I plan to share a chicken pineapple recipe later this week that uses up all of these items—except the Bacardi. Not that this rum will last long in your house anyway.

the most delicious pina colada

authentic pina colada with bacardi rum [ ad] #besosalina

Ingredients (makes 2 cocktails)

4 oz of Bacardi Superior Rum

6 oz of Pineapple juice

1 oz of Coconut Milk

Fresh pineapple for garnish. You can also sub the pineapple juice for actual pineapple chunks. Look below for how to carve the meat out of a pineapple to make a pineapple cup. You can use your carvings for the sub. Isn’t that so efficient?


Pour all of the ingredients into a blender. Fill with ice and blend. I like a little chunks of ice and fruit pieces in my pina, so don’t over blend. Then just pour and enjoy!

Want to really transport  yourself to a tropical island? Make a cup out of your pineapple! First, cut off the crown of the pineapple. Then, work with your knife to make an internal ring of the pineapple meat. Begin cutting sideways until you have removed the core and the surrounding meat. Then simply pour the cocktail into your pineapple.
pina colada recipe

Hope you make these next weekend and hold on for a little more summer.





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  • Reply Irina Hozman August 16, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Very great presentation!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Patricia August 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    I’m not a big fan of coconut and typically wouldn’t go for something like this, but it looks seriously refreshing!!!

  • Reply Heather Montgomery August 9, 2017 at 6:15 AM

    Yummy! Thankfully I live in Florida so we have summer year round!

  • Reply Leslie August 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Looks absolutely vacation/staycation worthy!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 6:59 PM

      Yes, pina colada totally equal vacation in my book!

  • Reply Carolyn August 8, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Pina Coladas are my favorite frozen drink. I love summer and am sad it is almost over. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

      Who said we couldn’t have pina coladas all year round?!

  • Reply sofiya makhnovetskaya August 8, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    “My mom is a fan of rum so we always try to have a bottle of Bacardi Superior on hand for when she visits.” Soon! Stock up!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

      Yes! On it 🙂

  • Reply Belle August 8, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Oh my! That sounds refreshing! I need some!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

      Come over, lolz 🙂

  • Reply Adriana August 8, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    And it’s vegan! Haha. Count me in!!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      Yes ma’am!

  • Reply Dani Adams August 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM

    Totally love how we are kicking off he end of summer with a tasty beverage here. If you’re gonna do it, do it right! This looks delicious, I will have to join you and give it a go.

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      Yes, the more the merrier, cheers!

  • Reply Emily August 8, 2017 at 6:37 AM

    This looks tasty and perfect for summer! I love all things coconut so I would love this drink. Maybe after I finish my whole30, I’ll make one up!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA August 8, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      That would be a delicious reward for finishing whole30!

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