5 piña coladas that will drive you coconuts in the Magic City

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Feeling tropical. Photo by Toa Heftiba

If you like piña coladas…Birmingham’s most creative bartenders are mixing up their own unique versions of this summertime classic. So dive into this guide that would inspire none other than Jimmy Buffet himself.

1. Queen’s Park

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Today’s forecast: summer with a chance of drinking. Photo via Queen’s Park Birmingham’s Facebook page

With its fun, tiki-inspired vibe, Queen’s Park is an ideal spot for a refreshing frozen piña colada. Blended with rum, coconut, pineapple, lime and a bit of sugar, this drink screams summertime.

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Piña Colada with strawberry puree. Photo via Queen’s Park Birmingham’s Facebook page

For an extra dose of awesome, order your piña colada with a drizzle of strawberry puree—aka “Lava Flow.”

Address: 112 24th St N #102, Birmingham, AL 35203
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2. The Atomic Lounge

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The piña to your colada. Photo via The Atomic Lounge

The Atomic Lounge has reopened its doors—just in time to be mentioned in this guide. Talk about perfect timing! Their piña colada features rum from local company Campesino Rum, too.

Here’s what makes up this must-swig cocktail:

  • Campesino Aged Rum
  • Rumhaven Coconut Water Rum
  • St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • Pineapple juice
  • Ginger beer

Address: 2113 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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3. The Collins Bar

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Piña coladas are always a good idea. Photo via The Collins Bar

One sip of the piña colada from The Collins Bar and your tastebuds will dance like no one’s watching. Dubbed “The Dynamic Duo,” here’s what makes this cocktail so explosive:

  • Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum
  • Malibu Rum
  • Coconut
  • Cream
  • House-made pineapple syrup and coconut water syrup

Address: 2125 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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4. The Lumbar

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The Tequila Colada. Photo via The Lumbar

It can’t all be sunshine and piña coladas, but at The Lumbar it certainly can. Introducing the Tequila Colada.

This drink will seduce your tropical side with its perfect blend of:

  • Blanco tequila
  • Coconut
  • Pineapple
  • Lime

Address: 212 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
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5. Tropicaleo

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Drinks are always better with a colorful umbrella. Photo via Tropicaleo

Did you know the piña colada was originally created in Puerto Rico? What better place to order this classic Caribbean cocktail than at Birmingham’s very own Puerto Rican restaurant—Tropicaleo.

According to Tropicaleo’s owners, the piña colada is their best-selling drink. It’s frozen, too, which is perfect when relaxing outside on their tropical-inspired patio.

Address: 4426 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
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Make Your Own Piña Colada

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Feeling tropical. Photo by Garett Mizunaka via Unsplash

You can! All you need is five ingredients and five simple steps.

The 5 Ingredients:

  1. Pineapple – fresh and frozen is always best!
  2. Pineapple Juice
  3. Coconut Cream
  4. Rum – Campesino Rum will have exactly what you need.
  5. Ice

The 5 Steps:

  1. Put all of your ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend ’til frosty and smooth.
  3. Pour in glass
  4. Garnish with a pineapple slice.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe from The Adventure Bite.

Love a good piña colada? Let us know who serves your favorite in Birmingham on social @bhamnow.