Strawberry Pina Colada

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This strawberry pina colada is fruity, summery and sweet – it makes you feel like you’re in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

A glass of strawberry pina colada with straws and fresh strawberries.

Helloooo, pina colada! Well, strawberry pina colada. One of my favourite cocktails, made even more fruity and summery – and even more beautiful, too. Would anything be more impressive for a summer party than appearing with a big jug of strawberry pina colada?!

The one and only time I’ve been on an all-inclusive holiday was when we went to Mexico on our honeymoon two years ago, and we drank so many amazing cocktails. They were free – it would have been rude not to. Especially since we could get them right from the swim-up bar and sip them in the pool in the glorious sunshine (can you tell I thought this was the coolest thing ever?!).

Bright pink cocktails in glasses with straws and fresh strawberries.

The cocktail menu at our hotel was pretty long so we tried lots of different cocktails, but a pina colada definitely stood out as one of my favourites. It’s not a drink I’d had very often before (if I’m honest, I usually just buy cheap wine… don’t judge me), but it became a new favourite. Coconut and pineapple – perfect tropical flavours.

A pina colada always makes me feel like I’m in the Caribbean (and considering gloomy Hertfordshire is about as far from Barbados as you can get, in all senses of the word, that’s really saying something).

Overhead shot of a pink cocktail with two pink straws.

I decided to put my own spin on the classic pina colada recipe, and added fresh strawberries for colour and sweetness.  The resulting strawberry pina colada was a huge success! I actually think you could add all sorts of fruits to the classic pina colada recipe – maybe kiwi fruit or mango instead?

I definitely feel I need to research this further. For science.

A creamy pink pina colada with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry pina colada

This strawberry pina colada is fruity, summery and sweet – it makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! The perfect summer cocktail.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 140 g fresh pineapple pieces (~ 1 cup)
  • 200 g fresh strawberries (~ 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 tbsp tinned coconut milk (I used light)
  • 50 ml white rum (~ 1/4 cup) – or more to taste
  • 25 – 30 ice cubes


  • Add the pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and rum to a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. Add the ice, and blend again until no large lumps of ice remain. Serve immediately.
  • Alternatively, if you don’t have a high-powered blender that can cope with blending ice, just blend the first four ingredients together, and serve over ice.


You could try mixing up the recipe with different types of fruit – anything soft and summery should work fine!


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry pina colada
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.9g3%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 11.6g4%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 0.8g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information above is for 1/3 of the recipe (1 drink).

Pimm’s is another must-have cocktail for your summer party!

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  1. Hi Becca,

    I want to make this cocktail for my brithday but since this day requires some preparations I was wondering if I could make the cocktail in advance. I am asking you this with regards to the coconut milk sifting mixed with the more sour fruits. What was your experience with that?


    1. Hmm to be honest, mine didn’t last long enough to know how well it keeps! I would say it’s best served immediately though, so it keeps some of its icy slushiness, rather than just becoming a thin liquid. If you want to do some prep in advance, I would just prepare the fruit and have it all in bowls ready to blitz up when you want it :)

  2. I would love to be drinking this in Mexico at a swim up bar! Though not on your honeymoon, because that would be weird.
    My blender needs to let it’s hair down in the evenings and move from green smoothies to cocktails! This one sounds sooooo good.

  3. This is a great recipe! I want to arrange a girls night in and make lots of different cocktails. This one will be on the hit list!