Mango Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:13%

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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 Mango Piña Colada is a tropical twist on the classic Piña Colada cocktail. The original Piña Colada, which translates to 'strained pineapple,' originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. The Mango Piña Colada adds a layer of complexity and sweetness with the addition of mango. This cocktail is perfect for those who love fruity, tropical drinks and are looking for a little escape to the islands.

How Mango Piña Colada Tastes?

The Mango Piña Colada is a sweet, creamy, and tropical cocktail. The mango adds a layer of sweetness and tartness, while the coconut cream and pineapple juice give it a creamy and tangy taste. The rum adds a subtle kick, making it a well-balanced and refreshing cocktail.

Interesting facts about Mango Piña Colada

  • The Mango Piña Colada is a variation of the official cocktail of Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada.
  • The addition of mango gives the cocktail a unique tropical twist.
  • Despite its creamy texture, the Mango Piña Colada is a vegan cocktail as it uses coconut cream instead of dairy.



  • The Rum introduces a subtle sweetness and a kick of Caribbean flair. Too little? You'll miss the spirit of the cocktail; too much, and it may overpower the fruity notes. Use a quality aged rum for a deeper flavor, or switch to coconut rum for an extra tropical vibe.

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Mango Juice

  • Mango Juice is the tropical twist that gives this cocktail its sunny disposition. Less juice can lead to a less vibrant mango profile, while too much might make it too sweet. No mango juice? Try peach nectar for a different, yet still sweet, twist.

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Pineapple Juice

  • The Pineapple Juice brings acidity and tanginess, which balances the sweetness. Not enough and the drink loses its zing, too much, and it becomes too tart. If you're out of pineapple juice, consider orange juice with a touch of lemon for a similar acidic balance.

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Coconut Cream

  • Coconut Cream provides the creamy, velvety texture that's integral to a Piña Colada. Skip it, and you lose the signature creaminess; an excessive amount might leave you with a cocktail that's too thick. No coconut cream? Use coconut milk for a lighter texture with similar flavor notes.

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Chopped Mango

  • The Chopped Mango pieces add fresh, fruity bursts in every sip. Without it, the drink lacks a certain freshness. Too much could result in a chunky texture. Frozen mango can be a substitute if fresh is unavailable, delivering a colder consistency.

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  • Ice is crucial for the frosty, refreshing characteristic of the cocktail. Not enough ice, and it's just a cold drink; too much, and you'll water down the flavors. If you want a variation, try freezing the mango juice into cubes for added flavor as the ice melts.

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Recipe. How to make Mango Piña Colada Drink

  1. In a blender, add the rum, mango juice, pineapple juice, coconut cream, chopped mango, and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality rum for the best flavor.
  • If you want a less sweet cocktail, you can reduce the amount of mango juice.
  • For a frozen Mango Piña Colada, add more ice and blend until it's slushy.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp: The sweetness of the mango and pineapple in the cocktail complements the succulent flavor of shrimp with a hint of char from the grill.
  • Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders: The coconut in both the tenders and the cocktail creates a harmonious tropical experience.

Main Courses

  • Jerk Chicken: The spiciness of the jerk seasoning is nicely balanced by the sweet and creamy nature of the Mango Piña Colada.
  • Hawaiian Pizza: The tropical flavors mirror the ham and pineapple toppings, making for a delightful pairing.


  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Echoing the pineapple notes in the cocktail, this dessert rounds out a tropical feast.
  • Mango Sorbet: Double down on the mango for a refreshing and cohesive after-dinner delight.

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What you could change in Mango Piña Colada

If you don't have mango juice, you can substitute it with fresh mangoes. Just add an extra 1/2 cup of chopped mangoes and a little extra pineapple juice to compensate for the lack of liquid.

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Spicy Mango Piña Colada

  • Add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a small piece of fresh ginger to the blender. This will give the cocktail a zesty kick, offering a spicy contrast to the sweet mango flavor.

Berry Mango Piña Colada

  • Substitute half of the pineapple juice with raspberry puree. The raspberries add a tart, berry twist, creating a deeper, richer flavor profile that's perfect for those who love a little complexity.

Green Mango Piña Colada

  • Add a handful of fresh spinach and a splash of lime juice. This will not only give it a vibrant green color but also add a refreshing twist with a mild vegetable note, for those looking to sneak in some greens with their tropical treat.

In case you forgot basics how to make Mango 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 Mango Piña Colada

Can I use a different type of rum for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any rum that you prefer. However, the taste might slightly change depending on the rum type.

Can I add other fruits to this cocktail?

Yes, you can add other fruits to this cocktail. Be aware that adding a different fruit will change the taste of the cocktail.

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version by leaving out the rum. The taste won't be exactly the same, but it will still be refreshing and flavorful.

What's the best time to serve this cocktail?

While this cocktail can be enjoyed anytime, it is popularly served during the summer or at tropical-themed parties.

Can I use frozen mango for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen mango for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw the mango before using it in the cocktail.

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