Frozen Pineapple Cocktail with Rum
I’m not sure why we leave frozen drinks to vacation time because they are truly so easy to make at home. As long as you have a blender and the ingredients, you can make this pineapple cocktail that’s perfect for Summer.
So don’t wait around for the next vacay, y’all! Make this Summer Pineapple Cocktail stat! It is so good!
Frozen Pineapple Cocktail
When the temperatures start rising into the 90s down here in Nashville, there is one thing that is a must – a fruity frozen beverage to beat the heat. Even if you’re sitting comfortably in the air conditioning, there is something so “vacation feeling” about sipping on a frozen concoction, right? Especially a pineapple drink.
So, who wants one? Coming right up!
Pineapple is just the perfect “summer” flavor, don’t you agree? Pair fresh pineapple with rum and coconut milk, and you’re looking at one of my favorite ways to beat the heat this summer.
Fresh Pineapple Cocktail Ingredients
- Fresh Pineapple
- Lime Juice
- Coconut Milk
Add ice and you’re ready to roll! It’s truly that easy! It’s like the perfect pineapple rum slush. It’s pretty close to a pineapple daiquiri. Whatever you want to call it, I call it DELICIOUS!
There are just a few kitchen essentials you’ll need to become a pro at making pineapple cocktails or truly, any fabulous frozen summer drink.
Pineapple Cocktail Essentials
- You can’t make a fabulous frozen pineapple cocktail without a great blender! This is the blender I use personally, and I love it!
- Pineapple! I highly recommend using fresh pineapple for this drink, but canned or frozen will work during the off-season.
- Lime Juice (or lemon juice) – I keep both in my refrigerator as they’re great cocktail staples.
- Coconut Milk – it adds the perfect amount of creaminess to this drink!
- Rum, of course! You can use light or dark rum, both will be delicious with this drink.
If your drink is too thick, you can add more coconut milk to help.
If you’re making this pineapple cocktail for a summer party, here’s some summer tablescape inspiration!
Pineapples are still very much on-trend, so grab your friends and host a summer soiree, pineapple-style! Check out party themes for adults if you need more inspiration!
Here are a few more links to get your creative juices flowing..
- Pineapple Party Inspiration
- Tropical Bridal Shower (inspiration that would apply to any occasion)
- Pink Pineapple Tablescape
- Tropical Girl’s Game Night (cute tip for using pineapples as vases)
- 4 cups pineapple chunks - chilled
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup rum
- Combine pineapple, ice, lime juice, coconut milk, and rum into blender. Blend until smooth. Add more ice for a thicker frozen cocktail. For a sweeter drink, add in simple syrup!
- Garnish with a pineapple round, lime wedge, and sprig of mint!
More Fruity Summer Drinks to Try:
- Frozen Watermelon Cocktail
- Basil Blender (Basil? Yes, Basil, trust me)
- My Favorite Summer Cocktails
- Citrus Champagne Punch
- Coconut Grapefruit Margaritas
- Georgia Peach Cocktail
- Famous Hawaiian Mai Tai
- Berry Beer Punch
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These look so refreshing!
Thanks Julie!! Wish I could teleport you one ,haha!
What is the serving size?
Ooh, I’m all about these beautiful, frozen drinks while I spend this summer pregnant…I just have to hope some of them are just as good sans alcohol! Really excited about anything with watermelon, lime, or basil right now :)
(PS, Where could I find some of your tall, skinny glasses? Are they called vodka glasses? Thanks for the help, and delightful recipes.)
Hi Krystal!! After just having finished being pregnant, I totally feel you! This is still REALLY good without the rum. I actually think it would be great with basil too (or my Basil Blender – it’s linked above too). These glasses are from World Market. I LOVE THEM!
Thanks for that reply of your yours, awhile back now. I went looking on World Market’s site and couldn’t find your glasses, and sadly assumed they just didn’t carry them anymore. Then today I accidentally came across these, but they called them bud vases…and since they’re just 1.5″ thick I wasn’t sure; are these the same that you use for all these beautiful cocktail presentations?
Thanks & Happy Week!
Krystal – this looks a LOT like them! Mine were in the glasses area in World Market but literally they look just like those. I bet that’s them!
This is really the perfect summer drink, my boys would go crazy for this!
Thanks Matt! Good thing it’s delish without alcohol too!
These are SO beautiful! I can’t wait to try them! Pinned :)
What could I use as a substitute for Coconut Milk? Would whole milk be the same?
The coconut milk is much creamier and thicker than milk. You could use heavy cream as a substitute.
Can you taste coconut in the finished drink? My hubby hates the taste of coconut, but if it’s not really a prevalent taste….
Not really! My hubs doesn’t like coconut either and he likes these!
i use Silk vanilla coconut milk vs canned sweet coconut milk. When blending, it whips up nice and thick you can add a frozen banana too to make it thicker.sprinkle some shredded coconut on top and rim the glass with lemon juice and Stevia. Great for kids or anyone pregnant or avoiding alcohol for medical reasons, me.
LOVE these tips!! Yum, Denise!
I am not a drinker but I will most definitely make a non-alcoholic version….yum!
Can you share how many servings your original recipe makes? These look delicious!
Hi Keri! It depends on the size of the glasses but mine made between 4 and 6!
Did you use coconut milk from a can or from the carton in the dairy department? These look so good!
I used the can variety!
These look SO good, I LOVE pineapple drinks!! However, I’m not a fan of lime, what would you suggest as a good substitute? (I was thinking maybe orange juice?)
I think OJ would be great! Or lemon!
These sound wonderful but I’m not a fan of rum. Think vodka would be ok? Also do you use coconut milk or cream of coconut?
Monica – Vodka wouldn’t produce as sweet of a drink so I’m not sure it would be as good. But it’s always worth a try!
That settles it. I’m having a summer party and I’m making these drinks!
I love how many refreshing and simple things you can make in the summer! These drinks are the perfect example of how easy it is to make a delicious treat for summer.
Just made these with a few changes based upon what we had. Used Coconut cream, instead of milk. Reduced lime juice. Used Horchata rum liquor. Needed some more sweetness so added 1 drop liquid Splenda.
Your beverages look so fresh and refreshing. Simply wonderful. I am curious where to find the tall skinny glasses you use in many of the photos. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hi Lorinda! I got them at World Market several years ago.
Are you using coconut milk or cream of coconut?
I would love to try this drink but may I ask what kind of rum do u use? Is it light r dark?
I used a light rum, but you could definitely use dark rum and it would taste amazing.
I used dark rum and it was still amazin, thanks :)
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Made it so refreshing
Made it so refreshing