Last week I wrote about a great summer drink: the piña colada. Except I made it better you can’t beat a piña colada with ice cream. It’s cool, creamy, fruity – perfect for the last humid days of summer. Consider it your tropical boozy dessert with fresh ingredients. The recipe is featured on A Dish of Daily Life, where I post an original cocktail recipe each month. Jalapeño & Cucumber Gin & Tonic or Blueberry Prosecco more your style? I’ve got those and more on Michelle’s site. If you’re interested in new, simple, creative cocktails please go check out my posts and come back to give me some feedback once you’ve made the drinks. I want to know what you think. Cocktails are social, right? Let’s talk about them!
Today, I’m still talking about piña coladas but this version is different. No blender, no store-bought mix. I’m giving you an original recipe for a piña colada martini – it’s light, tropical and has all the flavor you want without the added sugar and sweetness of the traditional cocktail.
I know piña coladas are normally made with rum, but to keep this drink in line with calling it a martini I’m making it with vodka. Ciroc vodka.
Ciroc is one of my favorite brands of vodka, it’s smooth and clean without any bitter aftertaste. Their flavors are right on – coconut, pineapple, peach – alright, I’ll admit I’ve tried all six flavors. I like each and every one. Ciroc did not pay me to say that, I’m really a fan.
- 2oz CÃ®roc Pineapple
- 2oz CÃ®roc Coconut
- 1oz pineapple juice
- 1 or 2t coconut cream (determines sweetness)
- fresh pineapple pieces (optional)
- fresh lime (optional)
- Fill martini glass with ice, add water, let sit to chill the glass while you make the cocktail
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice
- Add both vodkas, juice and coconut cream
- Shake vigorously at least one minute or longer
- Empty the water from the martini glass
- Strain the martini into the glass
You could serve this drink on the rocks, too. Follow the directions for making the cocktail but strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
Now that I’ve given you two piña colada alternatives: piña colada with ice cream and a piña colada martini, which one are you going to try? Maybe both? Let me know which one you choose in the comments and tell me about your favorite summer cocktail – maybe I’ll feature it in an upcoming post!
As always, no matter which cocktail you try – please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver.
I am a pina colada girl all the way, but never had it in the martini version believe it or not, but definitely would love to give it a try now. Thanks Stephanie for sharing 🙂
Hi Janine! If you love the originals, you will definitely want the two teaspoons of coconut cream, keeps it sweet that way!
Pina Colada would not usually be my first choice (too sweet and thick) but this one sounds delicious, I look forward to giving it a try!
It’s not my go-to drink either, but I love CÃ®roc and was determined to use that pineapple vodka. At least I can check one thing off my list – and having one of these will make the rest a little more fun I’ll bet.
Seeing you in my Bloglovin feed again was a highlight of the morning.
You know I’m a virgin drink girl but everything about this looks great.
Awww, thank you! It’s a shame I’m not more consistent, I’m working on it. I’m always working on something. If you want a virgin version go check out the ice cream post on Michelle’s blog and eliminate the alcohol. I make that version for those who don’t drink and it’s delicious. You like ice cream, right? 😉
Steph – you’re here! And with a yummy drink to boot. I’m a vodka girl, so this one is perfect.
I just discovered Deep Eddy’s vodka – have you tried that? I bought the grapefruit one, and mix it with club soda and a lime. Lo-cal and refreshing, and easy.
I have, I just had that exact cocktail this past weekend. So simple, right? I love it.
Oh my gosh this looks DELICIOUS!!!! I am pinning this one… how is it that at 8 in the morning, I’m suddenly very thirsty? LOL
Your images are so beautiful, Stephanie! Love this… 🙂
I know this an older post, but I would love it if you would link it up to tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the new black!
I’d love to. Thank you!
I’d like one of these right now!
Oh, I can’t wait to try this cocktail! Lovely!