It's National Pina Colada Day, and we'd be remiss not to celebrate.

If you don't want to stick with the traditional pineapple-coconut concoction, this week I have a yummy take on it that'll have you feeling like you're beachfront in the Caribbean!

Let's make you a Caribbean Queen!

Caribbean Queen cocktail
Pretty AND delicious? Sign me up! (Laurie Cataldo)

This drink is frozen, fruity, and the color of Caribbean seas...and I could drink them all day.

Some of you may remember hearing about this drink after it won a mixology contest during my vacation from hell.


  • 1 oz white rum
  • .5 oz. blue curacao
  • .5 oz. melon liqueur (like Midori)
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice (unsweetened)
  • 1.5 oz cream of coconut
  • fresh pineapple slice, to garnish
  • whipped cream, to garnish (optional)

Blend all ingredients with ice and pour into a hurricane glass. Top with whipped cream,  if desired, and garnish with a pineapple wedge and (obvi) a tiny umbrella.


Switch it up:

Use more or less of any ingredient to suit your tastes.
Try a coconut, pineapple, or other flavored rum.
Use vodka instead of rum.

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