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RumChata Takes the Piña Colada to New Tropical Heights

We’ve swooned over the milkshake-y RumChata Mudslide. Gone gaga for the RumChata White Russian. Delighted in the RumChata Alexander. Now, it’s time to take the creamy liqueur RumChata in a more tropical direction with this spin on the classic piña colada.

Adding RumChata to a piña colada just makes sense. After all, RumChata—a cream liqueur made with rum, cream and cinnamon—has a bit of an island vibe to it, to begin with. Its ingredients only enhance the piña colada’s components, which fans of it already know include both coconut rum and white rum, fragrant coconut milk and tangy pineapple juice.

Looking for more riffs on the piña colada? We’ve got you covered, with everything from the sparkling colada and the Chartreuse colada to the Angostura colada and the Sherry colada. What can we say, we like piña coladas. We think this latest RumChata-spiked version fits perfectly in the drink’s canon.

RumChata Piña Colada Recipe

Recipe by Jacy Topps


1 ½ ounce white rum
1 ounce RumChata
½ ounce coconut rum
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces coconut milk
cherry, for garnish


Fill a blender with ice. Add rum, coconut rum, RumChata, pineapple juice and coconut milk. Close the lid and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour drink in a tall glass and garnish with a cherry.


Is RumChata Good for Piña Coladas?

We think so! With ingredients including rum, cream and cinnamon, RumChata plays nicely with the classic piña colada notes of coconut and pineapple.

What Type of Rum Is Best for Piña Coladas?

That’s a matter of personal preference, but we love this selection of boundary-pushing rums.   

What Alcohol Is in RumChata?

The main source of alcohol in RumChata is rum. The liqueur also includes dairy cream, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and other flavorings.

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