Coffee Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Coffee Piña Colada is a delightful twist on the classic Piña Colada, which was invented in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. This cocktail is perfect for those who love the tropical flavors of a Piña Colada but also enjoy the rich, robust taste of coffee. It's a great choice for brunch or a lazy afternoon.

How Coffee Piña Colada Tastes?

The Coffee Piña Colada is a harmonious blend of sweet, creamy, and bitter flavors. The sweetness of the pineapple juice and coconut cream is balanced by the bitter notes of the coffee, resulting in a cocktail that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Interesting facts about Coffee Piña Colada

  • The Coffee Piña Colada is a relatively new cocktail, but it's quickly gaining popularity.
  • It's a great way to enjoy the flavors of a Piña Colada while also getting a caffeine boost.
  • Despite its tropical origins, the Coffee Piña Colada can be enjoyed year-round.



Strong coffee brings a robust depth of flavor, offering a unique twist to the traditional piña colada's sweetness. Using 2 oz ensures it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. Without it, you lose the 'coffee' in your 'Coffee Piña Colada'!

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Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice injects a tropical zing and sweetness—and it's the soul of any piña colada. 2 oz is a sweet spot that balances the drink’s profile. Miss it, and it’s just not a piña colada anymore.

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Coconut Cream

Creamy coconut cream is the heart of this cocktail's creamy texture. 1 oz adds just enough richness without turning the drink into a milkshake. Skip it, and say goodbye to the creamy dreaminess!

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White Rum

1 oz of white rum is what gives this concoction its rightful kick. Less might leave you questioning the 'cocktail' part, while more might send you swinging on the nearest palm tree.

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A full cup chills and dilutes the mixture to perfection. Without enough ice, you might end up with a lukewarm sip that just doesn’t do the trick.

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Pineapple Slice and Cherry

Let’s not forget the garnish—these add a pop of color and a hint of festivity, encouraging that first sip!

Alternatives: Swap coffee for a shot of espresso for an even bolder flavor, or use a spiced rum for an additional kick. If coconut cream is hard to come by, try full fat coconut milk for a lighter version!

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Recipe. How to make Coffee Piña Colada Drink

  1. Brew 2 oz of strong coffee and let it cool.
  2. In a blender, add the cooled coffee, pineapple juice, coconut cream, white rum, and ice.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use freshly brewed coffee for the best flavor.
  • If you want a stronger coffee flavor, you can add a shot of espresso.
  • For a creamier cocktail, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Perfect Pairings


Tropical Salads: A salad with mango, avocado or nuts pairs delightfully with the creamy and fruity notes of the cocktail.

Grilled Seafood: The smoky flavors from grilled shrimp or fish complement the coffee tones and tropical profile of the Coffee Piña Colada.

Coconut Shrimp: The coconut breading echoes the coconut cream in the drink, while the shrimp keeps it light enough to enjoy the cocktail.


Vanilla or Coconut Based Desserts: Think vanilla bean ice cream or coconut pudding that can harmonize with the creamy, sweet aspects.

Chocolate Treats: Dark or milk chocolate can play off the coffee element adding a touch of richness that pairs nicely.

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What you could change in Coffee Piña Colada

  • If you don't have coconut cream, you can use coconut milk.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, omit the rum and add a bit more pineapple juice and coffee.

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Espresso Piña Colada

Use a shot of espresso instead of regular coffee for a more intense coffee flavor. The result will be a Coffee Piña Colada with a stronger, more pronounced coffee presence, perfect for espresso lovers.

Spiced Coffee Piña Colada

Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the blender before mixing. This will introduce a spicy twist and add warmth to the drink, making it a fantastic choice for a cooler evening.

Chocolate Coffee Piña Colada

Drizzle chocolate syrup in the glass before pouring the cocktail, and blend in a scoop of chocolate ice cream with the other ingredients. This decadent version caters to the chocolate and coffee afficionados, turning the drink into an irresistible dessert cocktail.

In case you forgot basics how to make Coffee Piña Colada

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Coffee Piña Colada

What type of coffee is best to use in a Coffee Piña Colada?

A strong, robust coffee works best in this cocktail to stand up against the sweet, tropical flavors. You can use your preferred brewing method, whether that be French Press, drip, or even espresso.

Can I make a Coffee Piña Colada in advance?

It is best to make this cocktail fresh and enjoy immediately. The ice could water down the cocktail if left for too long, and the coffee may become too bitter. However, you could prepare the coffee in advance and refrigerate it.

What type of glass is best for serving a Coffee Piña Colada?

Traditionally, Piña Colada is served in a hurricane glass, but any tall glass would also work.

Is it possible to use other types of rum in the Coffee Piña Colada?

Yes, although white rum is the traditional choice for Piña Colada, you can use other types of rum according to your preference. Dark rum may add a bit more complexity and depth to the drink.

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