Piña Colada Flaca Recipe

Pi\u00f1a Colada Flaca Recipe

A lighter version of the classic, this cocktail uses coconut water ice cubes in lieu of all that thick coconut milk. Fresh juice from a raw, young coconut is, by far, the best-tasting, but barring that, use whatever you like. I prefer the Thai brands that have a toastier, macaroon flavor (they're usually marketed as "young coconut juice" and my favorite one is found in the freezer section of my neighborhood Asian grocery store).

  • Yield:1
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:6 hours


  • 12 ounces coconut water
  • 2 ounces golden aged rum (not spiced) such as Pyrat XO Reserve
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk


  1. 1.

    Freeze the coconut water in an ice cube tray.

  2. 2.

    Place three coconut water ice cubes in a tumbler. Add rum and pineapple juice and stir gently. Carefully pour the coconut milk onto the top of the drink.