Pimping Pina Coladas

If you like Pina Coladas...

Who doesn't. And we’re not just talking sipping out of a pineapple beachside. Let out your dirty little secret cos Tiki is king in these killer cocktail joints so whether you’re into classic coconut cream, toasted coconut water or like keeping your drinks clear, this is where the most pimped Pina Coladas are at:

The Classics

Sweet, strong, fresh and blended - when you’re looking for a bit of that island sipping vibe, these are the ones you want. We know they’re good, but watch out for brain freeze and take ‘em one sip at a time.

Pina Colada at Liar’s Club, Manchester

Inside: Bacardi, pineapple, coconut

Rum pirate Lyndon Higginson is the King of Tiki up north so whichever of his killer cocktail bars you hit, you're gonna get your neo Tiki freak on and taste it as its best. At the original late night debauchery den, Liar’s Club, you can sip the best Pina Coladas in Manchester ‘til 4am! Now it’s a party.

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Pina Colada at Aloha, Liverpool

Inside: Bacardi Gold, Pineapple, coconut cream

Get lost in a sea of Hawaiian shirts surrounded by graffiti and old school hip hop - this basement bar is where to find massive Pina Coladas the only way they should be served - in a hollowed out pineapple.

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The Langham Colada at The Artesian, London

Inside: Bacardi, Koko Kanu, pineapple puree, coconut water, lime juice, sugar

Think Tiki means tacky? Think again and head to The Artesian, voted the Best In The World numerous times. It’s not always on the menu but this is their classic, served from a slushy machine, it’s like being a kid… only with booze… and it’s totally worth the hefty price tag.

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Pina Colada at The Portobello Star, London

Inside: White & dark rum, Coco Lopez, pineapple, allspice.

Just a few doors down from rum bar classic Trailer Happiness (more on that in a mo), Jake Burger’s cocktail den can be classy or rock&roll depending on the night. The drinks are always top notch and served with a bit of flair and even though you’ll usually find BarChick sipping (or making) gin here, the Pina is one of the best.

The Twists

Want something tropical and sweet, but sick of the classics? These are in the extended family - they’re still Pina Coladas at their core, but with a different spin.

Upside down Pina Colada at Ladies & Gents, London

Inside: Santa Teresa Anejo, Koko Kanu, pineapple juice, lime juice, angostura bitters, coconut shrub foam.

Hidden in an old Victorian toilet in Kentish Town, this tiny bar/gin distillery loves to make familiar drinks, different. Fresher than a classic, this Pina Colada is served over ice, but topped off with a coconut shrub foam.

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Trailer Colada at Trailer Happiness, London

Inside: Bacardi 8 Rum, 1800 Coconut Tequila, pineapples roasted in molasses, coconut syrup, pineapple, citrus, smoked sea salt

Award winning tropical paradise and rum palace in Notting Hill. They’ve taken the classic and pushed it up a couple notches with 1800 Coconut Tequila for that extra boozy kick. Served in a coconut shell, over ice with black coconut incense to enhance the experience of being in another world. It’s as f*cking mental and beautiful as it sounds.

Cleara Colada at The Edition, London

Inside: Coconut oil washed Havana Club 3 Year Old, pineapple cordial

Don’t expect a blended number here - you’re in the London Edition honey so keep it classy. In it’s place is a perfectly clear stirred drink- sweet, with all the flavours in the mix, mighty strong and most definitely the classic’s refined older sister.

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Pina Colada at The Cocktail Trading Co, London

Inside: Rum, coconut sorbet, pineapple syrup, midnight colada mix

These guys are famous for their fun creations so when they get their hands on a Pina Colada you know it’s gonna be mega! Served over crushed ice, this rebuilt classic is a mouthful of flavour with absinthe, some chocolate, loads of salt, some orange blossom, cardamom, vanilla, virgin coconut oil and toasted coconut water. Throw in some blended pineapple and you’ll be begging for more.