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Shihao Cao

Lovely Pina Colada

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A smooth sweet refresher for the homies

This drink was first made in NYC on a Monday night with the homies as a just-for-fun kinda thing. It was free-handed, and I think that’s what makes it fun. Don’t worry about the exact amounts, adjust to what you think the vibes are!

This recipe is probably enough to make 2 small/medium sized drinks.


  • ~8x ice cubes
  • ~1.5 shots of a white or fruity rum
  • ~2 tablespoons of coconut cream
  • ~4 chunks of pineapple
  • ~5 raspberries
  • ~3 strawberries
  • ~0.5 cup club soda or sprite
  • ~1.5 cup Tropicana Pina Colada Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Note: have a few extra raspberries, halved strawberries, and ice on hand for later

Note: its okay to skip the raspberries and just use more strawberries


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth (10s+)
  2. Pour blend into glass
  3. Top with a few raspberries directly into the glass
  4. Cut a notch into a strawberry and garnish on the side of the glass
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Fine Tuning and Thoughts

  • I think the pina colada juice is hands down the best mixer ever. I prefer it over OJ often
  • The sprite/club soda is if people like fizziness. Skip if you don’t like fizzy
  • Adjust your juice/sprite/club-soda ratios to adjust sweetness
  • Add less coconut cream if it's too creamy at the top
  • The goal is for the juice to look pinkish, not red. That way the garnish stands out
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