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what is your favorite rum for a Piña colada?


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Alas 🇵🇷 | 524 ratings Author Posted 4 Feb '23

What is your favorite rum to make piña coladas  (that is not bacardi and costs more than $20).  I've played with Selva Rey white (good), tres clavos coconut (was nice but went overboard with coconut shavings), bacoo (too sweet), el dorado 15 (was off putting rather drink that neat), abuelo 12 (wood/raisen flavor went to far away from "tropical")

I use 2 cans of coco lopez, 2 cans same size pineapple juice, frozen pineapple chunks, rum, ice

Haven't tried a Pusser's floater myself but have tasted this style at hotels

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DB 🇺🇸 | 71 ratings Replied 6 Feb '23

I very much like Don Q Cristal and El Dorado 3 Year in this cocktail. (FWIW, I also cut down on the pineapple juice by 1/2 and replace it with club soda so I can get more rum, and less pineapple...sometimes throwing a dark rum float on top, like Gosslings Black Seal....)

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wayoutwest 🇬🇧 | 108 ratings Replied 9 Feb '23

Personally, I like to taste the rum in a cocktail, and therefore I go for the white rums with loads of flavour, usually clairins, agricoles and Jamaican overproofs.

I made Pina Colada's with a friend one afternoon. She liked them best with R L Seale 10YO, but for me Clairin Sonson blew it out of the park

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Kevin 🇺🇸 | 80 ratings Replied 11 Feb '23