The One Recipe You Need for National Pina Colada Day

Make happy hour at home extra-special!

July 09, 2020
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Diced Pineapple, Pineapple Juice, Coco Lopez Coconut Cream, White Rum, Dark Rum.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

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If your ideal summer looks anything like mine, there's sun, sand, water and a tropical drink in hand. But if you can't make your dreams a reality right now, let me introduce you to the next best thing: Food Network Kitchen's easy Pina Colada recipe. And dare I say there's no better way to enjoy National Pina Colada Day (July 10, ahem) than with a foolproof sip that tastes like an island escape?

You'll need only five simple ingredients and a blender to achieve creamy, coconut-infused perfection. (Honestly, you won't believe enjoying such a delicious drink is possible without the help of a skilled bartender.)

My one word of advice: Start this recipe ahead of time by stashing some diced pineapple in the freezer at least a few hours in advance. You'll need the frozen fruit when happy hour rolls around; it'll help thicken your pina colada and add that signature layer of sweetness.

In just minutes you'll have two smooth pina coladas ready for sipping. Enjoy with your S.O. or keep both for yourself — it's your imaginary vacation. We won't judge!

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