The 10 Best Rums for Piña Coladas
If you like piña coladas… You’re in good company. But, if we’re being honest, we’re not big fans of getting caught in the rain. Either way, everyone can agree that Piña Coladas are the creamy cocktails dreams are made of.
That’s why we’re dusting off the blender, grabbing some coconut cream and pineapple juice. It’s time for beachside cocktails. Here’s our list featuring ten of the best rums for making Piña Coladas.
Spiced Carolina Rum
After multiple requests from distillery visitors, Muddy River made their Spiced Carolina Rum. It took two years to perfect the recipe, but it was well worth the long hours. Equal parts bold and smooth, Spiced Carolina Rum adds delicious complexity to your Piña Colada.
With notes of luscious vanilla and warm cinnamon, Spiced Carolina Rum almost tastes like an artisanal root beer. A welcome addition next to the coconut and pineapple.
Port of Entry Rum
North Carolina might not scream “Piña Colada vibes,” but their phenomenal Port of Entry Rum will have you rethinking that notion. End of Days Distillery is clean, sweet and buttery. Perfect for building your signature Piña Colada recipe.
Port of Entry Rum is complex, but not overpowering. It adds hints of sweet butter, but lets the rest of the tropical cocktail’s ingredients share the spotlight.
Key Lime Rum
Is there anything quite like the zest of a fresh Florida key lime? Nope. Wicked Dolphin infuses their rum with the bright citrus, creating a small batch spirit perfect for adding another level of flavor to your Piña Colada.
Flavors of vanilla and lime zest leap out of every bottle of Wicked Dolphin’s Key Lime Rum. Use it to add a punch of tart lime flavor to your favorite Piña Colada recipe.
SelvaRey Coconut Rum
Not too many coconut rums out there are aged. But this one is. Two-years-old, SelvaRey Coconut Rum is infused with the essence of coconut. SelvaRey likes to call it a “tropical paradise in a glass.” Put it in your Piña Colada, and you’ve got a tropical vacation in a glass.
SelvaRey Coconut Rum hits all the right notes to elevate your favorite recipe. It has notes of pineapple, key lime pie, tres leches, and fresh coconut water.
Ten to One White Rum
Here’s a classic white rum with innovative flavors. Ten to One White Rum is a blend of rums from the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Though rum is typically sweet, the unique combination behind Ten to One White Rum creates a spirit with distinct herbal qualities.
Ten to One White Rum is smooth and clean with zesty notes of white pepper and lemongrass. Not your typical choice for a Piña Colada, this rum will add a complex layer to your drink.
Roulaison Overproof Rum
Overproofed spirits are made for mixing in cocktails. Even at 115 proof, Roulaison Distilling’s Overproof Rum is a flavorful wonder. Roulaison makes use of time-tested traditional Jamaican distilling techniques to make this award-winner.
Roulaison Overproof Rum has notes of dried fig, strawberry jam, and freshly bloomed violets. And those flavors play beautifully with the Piña Colada’s coconut and pineapple.
Guarapo Artisanal Rum
Guarapo Artisanal Rum is made in the highlands of Michoacán, Mexico. Cool nights and high altitude made for ideal sugar cane growing conditions. With that thriving sugar cane, Gustoso Artisanal Rum creates their delectable rum.
Guarapo Artisanal Rum has delicious layers of roasted pineapple, overripe plantains and fresh-cut herbs. Put authentic Mexican flavor in your Piña Colada with Guarapo.
Virago 151 High Proof Rum
151 proof sounds intimidating. But Virago Spirits’ 151 Rum is surprisingly tame despite having an ABV in the 70s. Double distilled from 100% molasses, 151 High Proof Rum is the bottle to pick if you’re looking to kick your cocktails up a notch.
Virago 151 High Proof Rum has a unique earthiness and notes of tropical fruit. And those dynamic flavors make for a more robust Piña Colada.
Coconut Carolina Rum
If you’re looking to add to the creamy coconut goodness of your Piña Colada, grab a bottle of Muddy River Distillery’s Coconut Carolina Rum. It’s an incredibly smooth, lightly smooth rum that is perfect for mixing or sipping.
All the flavor you’ll find in Muddy River Coconut Carolina Rum is right there in the name. What better small batch rum could there be for blending up into a Piña Colada?
Montanya Platino Rum
Don’t let this crystal clear rum fool you. Montanya Platino Rum has spent a year in used whiskey barrels. After aging, Montanya Distillers runs their rum through coconut husk carbon. A touch of honey makes Montanya Platino Rum a sweet, delicious masterpiece.
Platino is sweet and complex with delicious notes of cream soda, coffee, and vanilla. You could (and should) enjoy Platino neat, but it’s also an effortless way to elevate your Piña Colada.
Need a Piña Colada Recipe? We’ve got you covered.
- 1 oz. White Rum
- 1 oz. Coconut Cream
- 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
- Garnish: Pineapple Wedge and Maraschino Cherry
1. Mix all ingredients together with ice (optional: blend together)
2. Pour into a chilled glass
3. Garnish and enjoy