Erick Castro’s Piña Colada

Erick Castro, Polite Provisions | San Diego

erick castro pina colada

“If I was stuck on a desert island and could only have one cocktail to ease my spirits, then it would have to be a Piña Colada,” explains Erick Castro. His version builds on a base of Caña Brava and overproof rums alongside the traditional coconut, pineapple and lime, for a refreshing and transportive break from reality.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum, preferably Caña Brava
  • 1/2 ounce overproof rum, preferably Wray & Nephew
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Coco Lopez
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Garnish: pineapple leaf, brandied cherry, orange slice, paper parasol

  1. Build over crushed ice and garnish.