3 Spring Piña Colada Drinks

Ivan and I really enjoyed piña coladas when we visited Puerto Rico in December 2018. I thought it would be fun to create Asian pina colada drinks with my best friend Noelle.

We gathered up some Asian ingredients from the store and created a few drinks that are perfect for Spring.

The first drink is a light drink that reminds you of a warm The ingredients are things you find in beauty products, so we decided to call it Beauty Piña Colada.

Beauty Piña Colada

Serves 2 people

2 oz rum
1 oz coconut cream
6 oz fresh pineapple juice
½ cup crushed ice
½ cup water
¼ tsp turmeric
2 slivers of lemongrass
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp honey

Put ingredients in the blender and mix until blended well. Garnish with lemongrass slivers.


Noelle thought we should mix it up and make a Caribbean-inspired Pina colada drink called Zesty Colada. It’s really zesty and delicious! This drink would be perfect while listening to Bob Marley.

Zesty Colada

Serves 2 people

1 oz coconut cream
6 oz fresh pineapple juice
½ cup crushed ice
4 oz. Rum
2 oz Sake (We used Junmai Honey Blade)
1/8 tsp Allspice
1/10 tsp Rasel Hahout or Jamaican Curry Spice
1 basil leaf
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp honey

Place all ingredients into a blender and mix well.


The last drink Mango Trance was definitely our favorite. I’m a big fan of mangoes, so I wanted to make one with lots of mangoes.

It’s sooo tasty!! It transports you to a beautiful beach in Thailand. This would be fab for a spring garden party.

Mango Trance

Serves 4-6 people
Makes 1.8 liters

1 oz coconut cream
6 oz fresh pineapple juice
½ cup crushed ice
38 oz water
32 oz frozen mango chunks
5 oz rum
3 oz sake (We used Honey Blade Junmai)
5 oz whipping cream
2 basil leaves
½ inch lemongrass
1/8 inch ginger
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients into the blender. Mix well until blended together.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy one of our colada drinks this Spring or Summer! Take a pic of you enjoying it and send it to me! What’s your favorite Spring drink? Find more Spring drinks here.

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