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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
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.
For an extra dose of awesome, order your piña colada with a drizzle of strawberry puree—aka “Lava Flow.”
2. 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
3. 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
- House-made pineapple syrup and coconut water syrup
4. 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
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.
Make Your Own Piña Colada
You can! All you need is five ingredients and five simple steps.
The 5 Ingredients:
- Pineapple – fresh and frozen is always best!
- Pineapple Juice
- Coconut Cream
- Rum – Campesino Rum will have exactly what you need.
The 5 Steps:
- Put all of your ingredients in a blender.
- Blend ’til frosty and smooth.
- Pour in glass
- Garnish with a pineapple slice.