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Rum • Sweet
This Piña Colada Recipe Offers a Light Take on a Tropical Classic

We love our Piña Coladas at Supercall, but when made properly with Coco Lopez, the frozen cocktail can be heavy and packed with sugar—not something we want to be drinking all the time. Sweet Afton’s Cory Miller feels the same, which is why he made this version with Malibu Rum in place of the canned coconut cream. “I wanted to create a Piña Colada variation without using Coco Lopez, which I don't love, so instead I combined coconut rum and an egg for a savory thickness,” Miller says. “Coconut flavor can be overwhelming on its own, so when I use Malibu, I cut it with another rum and another spirit. If there's too much coconut in a drink, it destroys it—it becomes too sweet, and I can tell I'll have a hangover in two hours." Miller uses Plantation Pineapple Rum and Cynar, an artichoke amaro, to subdue the sweetness of the drink. Cinnamon syrup gives it a spiced depth, which somehow makes it taste even more tropical than the original.