Kiwi Colada Cocktail Recipe

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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 Kiwi Colada is a tropical twist on the classic Piña Colada, which was invented in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. This refreshing cocktail combines the flavors of kiwi, coconut, and pineapple, making it a perfect choice for those who love fruity and exotic drinks. It's a popular choice for beach parties, poolside gatherings, and summer celebrations.

  • The Kiwi Colada is believed to have been created in the late 20th century, as a variation of the Piña Colada
  • It quickly gained popularity among tropical cocktail enthusiasts
  • The cocktail is often enjoyed by those who appreciate fruity and exotic flavors

How Kiwi Colada Tastes?

The Kiwi Colada is a sweet, tangy, and refreshing cocktail with a creamy texture. The combination of kiwi, pineapple, and coconut creates a harmonious blend of tropical flavors, while the rum adds a subtle warmth to the drink.

Interesting facts about Kiwi Colada

  • The Kiwi Colada is a great source of vitamin C, thanks to the kiwi and pineapple
  • Kiwi is known for its digestive enzymes, which can help break down proteins and aid in digestion
  • The cocktail's green color comes from the chlorophyll in the kiwi fruit



Kiwi isn't just a fancy green attire for our Kiwi Colada; it's the soul. Why exactly two? Balance, my friend. Too few, and the drink becomes a coy flirt with fruitiness; too many, and the tang overthrows the delicate dance of flavors. Miss out on it, and the entire drink is just a colada longing for its kiwi cuddles.

Emma Rose

Pineapple Juice

Bringing in the tropical breeze is the 60ml of pineapple juice. Why not more or less? We want it just ripe with pineapple pizzazz without turning it into a smoothie bash. No juice? Imagine a tropical party without the sun—it's not the same!

Alex Green

Coconut Cream

30ml of coconut cream is like the sunscreen - protection against blandness. If it's too thin, the drink becomes shy in coconut flair; too much, and you're basically sunbathing in coconut. Skipping the cream? Oh, you'll be sipping on regret, my friend!

Mary Mitkina

White Rum

Tip in 45ml of white rum, and the Kiwi Colada starts to sway like palm trees in the breeze. More rum, and you may find the cocktail a bit too spirited; too little, it's like the beach without waves. If you forget the rum, you've docked at the mocktail pier instead!

Emma Rose


1 cup of ice is our cool companion, keeping it all chill without being the cold shoulder. The ice ensures our Colada is as cool as a sea breeze kiss. No ice? Your cocktail would be a warm embrace instead of a refreshing fling.

Alex Green


And finally, the garnish. A kiwi slice and pineapple wedge are the cocktail's accessories; without them, it's like wearing flip-flops to a luau - it's fine, but with a little effort, you could look fabulous!

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Kiwi Colada Drink

  1. Peel and chop the kiwi fruits
  2. In a blender, combine the chopped kiwi, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and white rum
  3. Add ice to the blender and blend until smooth
  4. Pour the mixture into a hurricane or highball glass
  5. Garnish with a kiwi slice and pineapple wedge

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh kiwi for the best flavor and color
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep the cocktail cold longer
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth for a creamy texture

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The sweet and tropical flavors of the Kiwi Colada complement the smoky taste of grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Island-Inspired Barbecue: Think jerk chicken or pork, with their spicy, smoky, and sweet notes.
  • Light Salads: A fresh salad with citrusy dressing pairs well, as it doesn't overshadow the refreshing qualities of the cocktail.
  • Tropical Fruit Platters: Enhance the fruit components of the cocktail with a plate of fresh tropical fruits like mango, papaya, and lychee.
  • Desserts: Opt for light sweets like coconut sorbet or fruit tarts that echo the cocktail’s flavors without overpowering it.

Drink Pairings

  • Chilled Green Tea: Its subtle flavor will be a nice palate cleanser without clashing.
  • Sparkling Water: To balance the sweetness and provide palate cleansing effervescence.

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What you could change in Kiwi Colada

  • Pineapple juice: Can be replaced with mango juice for a different tropical flavor
  • White rum: Can be substituted with vodka if preferred
  • Coconut cream: Can be replaced with coconut milk for a lighter version

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Kiwi Colada with a Berry Twist

Substitute half of the kiwi with a handful of mixed berries for a tangy twist. The berries will introduce a new layer of complexity and a deep, jewel-toned hue to your drink. It's like the Kiwi Colada went berry picking and came back a little more mischievous.

Spiced Kiwi Colada

Replace normal white rum with a spiced rum, and add a pinch of ground cinnamon. The spiciness of the rum and warmth of the cinnamon will evoke the feeling of a tropical holiday evening. The Kiwi Colada just got a little hip shimmy in its step.

Kiwi Colada Mocktail

Swap the white rum for coconut water to create a non-alcoholic version that's just as refreshing and enjoyable. It's the Kiwi Colada attending a beach party with its younger siblings—carefree and alcohol-free.

In case you forgot basics how to make Kiwi 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 Kiwi Colada

What is the best time to consume a Kiwi Colada?

Kiwi Colada is a great drink for summertime and tropical parties, usually enjoyed during the day or early evening. However, it can be consumed whenever you are in the mood for a refreshing cocktail.

Are there non-alcoholic versions of the Kiwi Colada?

Yes, you can simply omit the alcohol to create a 'mocktail' version of the Kiwi Colada. The drink relies heavily on fruit flavors and will still taste great without the rum.

Is there a specific type of rum that works best in a Kiwi Colada?

White rum is typically used in a Kiwi Colada because its flavor complements the tropical fruits without overpowering them. However, different brands of rum will lend slightly different flavors to your cocktail.

What type of glass is best suited for serving a Kiwi Colada?

A Kiwi Colada is typically served in a curvy hurricane glass or a highball glass. The shape of these glasses showcases the vibrant green color of the cocktail and allows room for the garnishes.

What's the shelf life of a Kiwi Colada?

It's best to consume a Kiwi Colada immediately after it's made to enjoy its fresh flavors. However, the blended drink can be refrigerated for a couple of hours before it starts to separate.

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