Amaretto Pina Colada

The Amaretto Pina Colada is a glass of blended goodness of pineapple juice, cream of coconut and rum topped with a shot a Amaretto.

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Amaretto Pina Colada
Amaretto Pina Colada
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The Amaretto Pina Colada is a variation of the famous Piña Colada with the addition of a shot of Amaretto Almond Liqueur. The amaretto adds a rich and nutty flavor to the traditional coconut and pineapple Piña Colada. It is made with a combination of white rum, amaretto, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and whipping cream.

Variations on the Pina Colada

The Pina Colada comes in many recipe variations including the Amaretto Pina Colada. Other variations include mango, chocolate, banana, strawberry, vodka, kiwi, angostura bitters, sangría, and even kale.

History of the Pina Colada

The earliest known story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, to boost his crew’s morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple, and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada.


The City of Caguas, Puerto Rico

Caguas is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, and east of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey. Caguas was founded in 1775. The municipality had a population of 127,244 at the 2020 census.

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Tourism in Caguas, Puerto Rico

Known as the “Center and Heart of Puerto Rico,” Caguas takes pride in keeping the tradition alive and at the same time has developed an amazing variety of modern activities, attractions, things to do, and entertainment for all ages and interests.

A vibrant city rich in culture and soul, you can choose to visit one of its many museums or stroll around its beautiful botanical garden, play golf, try your luck in the casino, dance all night, delight your palate with food and drinks, enjoy its festivals and theatrical productions, routes and walks, nature adventures and much more.

The Cuisine of

Caguas is a town where you’ll find a little bit of everything, food-wise. Whether you are craving exceptional cuts of meat, plentiful seafood, or everyday Puerto Rican staples, the town is known as the “Center and Heart of Puerto Rico” is a tasty stop during your culinary exploration of the island. The array of places to explore highlights local products that make every meal feel fresh, authentic, and lovingly crafted. You’ll find that special creole feeling in every bite.


How to Make This Amaretto Pina Colada Recipe

Put the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, amaretto, and rum in a blender with two cups of crushed ice. Blend on pulse until the texture becomes slushy. Pour into a hurricane glass, and garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.

Amaretto Pina Colada
Amaretto Pina Colada

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 hurricane glass

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. cream of coconut
  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1½ oz. amaretto

How to Mix a Amaretto Pina Colada

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Mixing Directions for an Amaretto Pina Colada

  1. Blend the Main Ingredients

    In a blender, mix together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, amaretto, and ice until blended and slushy.

  2. Pour and Garnish

    Pour frozen Amaretto Pina Colada in a tall hurricane glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge or cherry.


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Amaretto Pina Colada

David Taylor
Go a little nutty with the Amaretto Pina Colada. A creamy, sweet and oh-so refreshing cocktail.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 1249 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 hurricane glass

Ingredients
  

  • 4 shots pineapple juice
  • 3 shots cream of coconut
  • 2 shots light rum
  • 1 shot amaretto
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, mix together pineapple juice, cream of coconut, rum, amaretto, and ice until blended and slushy.
    4 shots pineapple juice, 3 shots cream of coconut, 2 shots light rum, 2 cups ice, 1 shot amaretto
  • Pour frozen Amaretto Pina Colada in a tall hurricane glass and garnish with a pinaple wedge or cherry.

Nutrition

Calories: 1249kcalCarbohydrates: 33.4gProtein: 6.5gFat: 57.1gSaturated Fat: 46.3gSodium: 12179mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 136.1gCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword amaretto cocktail, Cocktail
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