Erick Castro’s Piña Colada

Erick Castro, Polite Provisions | San Diego, CA

Though most people make their Piña Coladas with white rum alone, Erick Castro incorporates four rums into his recipe, in a nod to tiki tradition. From there, he calls on an unorthodox preparation and shakes the drink with a half an ounce of pebble ice to better integrate measures of pineapple juice and Coco Lopez coconut cream.


Serving: 1

  • 1/2 ounce white rum, preferably Plantation 3 Stars
  • 1/2 ounce overproof rum, preferably Smith & Cross
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum, preferably Plantation Original Dark
  • 1/2 ounce rhum agricole, preferably Clément Rhum Agricole Première Canne
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Coco Lopez
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Garnish: orange slice, brandied cherry, pineapple frond

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with 1/2 ounce pebble ice, to dissolve.
  2. Strain into a chilled Hurricane glass filled with pebble ice
  3. Garnish with an orange slice, a brandied cherry and a pineapple frond.

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