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Lime & Rum Pina Colada

I am generally an outdoorsy person! I love being out and about getting lost in the wild and getting a good sweat while at it. I love keeping fit. I love cycling. I love hiking. I love a brisk walk. I love a great evening run. I just enjoy movement. I have been wanting to incorporate swimming too, but I am not the best swimmer out there. I have also been wanting to learn, but I have kept postponing. However if 2020 taught us anything, it is to live for the now and just do. I will commit (and I will keep you all updated! ). Seeing that it is very hot and beautifully sunny here in Kenya for the next couple of months, I am commiting to having swimming as one of my many activities I enjoy keeping my body fit and my energy levels high.

Outside of activity, these sunny days also call for the yummiest drinks. Sunny days make me happy because sunny weather itself is an embodiment of happiness and joy! To celebrate and enjoy the beauty that gorgeous January is, let us get into my lime rum pina colada! This is my favorite cocktail I have ever made to date and I am thrilled to share it with you guys!

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PREP TIME: 5 min     COOK TIME: 5min      SERVES: 2


200ml of coconut milk

200ml of pineapple juice

2 tablespoons of honey

1 large lime, juiced

3 tablespoons of rum

For the rim

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of clove


This is a really simple recipe and one that is equally as easy to put together. The main ingredients & flavor notes of a pina colada are pineapple and coconut. You will begin by mixing the pineapple juice and the coconut milk together. I prefer to have equal parts coconut milk and pineapple juice, however you can adjust them according to the intensity of either ingredient you prefer to taste more of. Once in, give them a mix.

Next, we add in some honey for abit of sweetness and the honey flavor will also compliment the tropical flavor of coconut and pineapple. You can add as much or as little as you prefer so taste as you go along. Add in the lime juice and the rum, then give it a mix.

Give it all a good mix, especially to have the honey mix and dissolve as the video shows from 3.22- 3.25. Once dissolved, the prep is done.  Give it one final taste test and if anything needs adjusting, do so at this stage.

Rum is the best alchoholic beverage for this but in place of rum and according to the flavor notes in the cocktail, whiskey would work really well too.

I initially wanted to serve this straight after this but I thought to take things up a notch in typical #KK fashion! To rim my glass, I went with a tiny bit of sugar, clove and some cinnamon too and some honey which would allow the cinnamon sugar to stick onto the glass. The cinnamon and the clove will light up the flavors of the cocktail and also compliment them to perfection. So to make the cinnamon sugar- as the video shows from 4.13 – 4.20, simply mix the cinnamon, clove and sugar until combined.

Dip the rim of the glass into the honey, then dip that into the cinnamon sugar (see 4.51 – 4.57). It will look like this once rimmed.

Pour the cocktail into the rimmed glass and then garnish with some fresh limes.

Seeing as hot as it is this month, you need not serve this cocktail immediately. You can prep it a few hours earlier and let it chill in the fridge. A few minutes before serving, rim the glasses, give the chilled boozy pina colada a mix and then serve. However, whether you choose to serve it cold or at room temp, the flavors will eternally be perfect.

How divinely perfect does this look?!

I fell in love with how well the pineapple and the coconut flavors married. I enjoyed how the citrus flavor of the lime cut through the richness of the coconut. I loved how seamlessly the warmth of the cinnamon and the clove complimented the overall tropical flavor of the cocktail notes. Perfect boozy drink to enjoy the perfect sunny days we are blessed with!

This is my favorite cocktail to date!

I do hope you give this a try! And  once you do, snap a pic and tag me on any social media platform. I would love to show you off! Spare a few minutes to watch the complimentary YouTube video and subscribe if you are yet to.


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  1. Sharila

    I hope you get into swimming soon! It is so relaxing in addition to being a great workout. This drink is so pretty and looks delicious.

    • Kaluhi

      Hope you get to try it out

  2. Marta

    I love making piña coladas (I’m half-Puerto Rican, after all), but this lime recipe might become my new favorite!

  3. Renia

    I had all these ingredients on hand and made this recipe just as you laid out. I can’t wait to enjoy this outside on the patio.

  4. Crystal

    Love piña colada’s! This is one of the best I’ve had!

  5. Chef Mireille

    I love the addition of the clove on the glass rim. A unique twist and it made all the difference!

    • Kaluhi

      It is a small change that does make a huuuuuge difference!

  6. Jessica

    Since I won’t be going to the beach anytime soon. I thought it would be fun to get a little tropical vive going and make these during a snowstorm. So glad I did. They were a big hit!

    • Kaluhi

      Glad everyone enjoyed!

  7. Mila

    I love the lime addition to this pina colada. It pairs so well with that amazing pineapple and coconut flavor and makes it even more tropical.

  8. Robin

    Piña Coladas are one of my favorite cocktails. But now that I’ve tasted yours, I will never drink the old version again!

    • Kaluhi


  9. Tamara

    Whew! We had a blast drinking these piña coladas last weekend! I loved the flavors together, and they weren’t too sweet! We’ll be making more very soon!

  10. Chenée

    This is such a fun twist on a piña colada! I made a round of these for my boyfriend and me this past weekend and we loved them! They’re so well-balanced and refreshing — the honey in the mix instead of sugar, and the cloves around the rim gave them a unique flavor that is so good!

  11. Capri

    I am so happy I found this recipe! Pina Coladas are my favorite! I love the hin of lime in this! So good!

  12. Jazz

    This was such a treat to make and sip!

  13. Britney Brown

    This drink made me want to be on a beach somewhere soaking up the sun! Loved this one and I’m definitely making it again!

    • Kaluhi

      You will enjoy it each time round!

  14. Immaculate Ruému

    I followed this recipe to the tee and I’m glad I did! So undeniably delicious!

    • Kaluhi

      Happy you loved it as much as I did

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