Navy Coco Cola


Yes, I love the pineapples. Every day I eat about a half of a fresh pineapple for breakfast.

The other day, I was thinking about that I’ll drink a rum cola after dinner while I was cooking, and when I was hollowing a pineapple preparing it for the morning breakfast an idea comes to me…and I reserve the hollowed pineapple on the fridge.

While I was having dinner, I was thinking about how to do a rum cola inside a pineapple…I thinked about the flavor of the pineapple pulp of my improvised vessel, this could change the flavour of the rum cola…but what happens if I add some ingredients to it?Maybe a mix between a Piña Colada and a Rum Cola?Mmm…interesting…but I don’t like so much the sweet Piña Coladas…I love the strong drinks!!!!

My head was boiling all the dinner, and when finally I’m decided to build that drink I remember the trick that Daniele Dalla Pola show me about adding lime juice in the Piña Colada to make it less sweet. I decide to add to the original rum cola the lime juice, some Coco Rèal, and a good dash of a tiki bitters…I first think on Elemakule bitters…but I’m in love with the  Pimento Aromatic Bitters…is an allspice dram maked bitter!!!

I have the extra ingredients decided, but I need to add a hard rum flavor to that mix and I decided to use a blend of three navy style rums with more than 50% of alcohol and a very different flavour profile. I used Smith&Cross, Wood’s 100 Old Navy Rum and Pusser’s Rum…yes, I love that way!!!

I decided to mix it as a cocktail in a shaker with crushed ice, and then add the cola and stir it to combine all in one. I strongly recomment to use the Fentiman’s Curiosity Cola, I think it’s the greatest premium cola that I ever tasted, but, if you couldn’t find it, you might use another premium cola or the cola that you prefer.

Navy Coco Cola
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 Dash Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters
  • 1½ oz Coco Rèal
  • 1oz Pusser's Rum
  • 1oz Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum
  • 1oz Smith&Cross
  • 1 bottle Fentiman's Curiosity Cola (or another brand of premium cola)
  • 1 Pineapple hollowed
  1. Hollow a pineapple and let it rest some minutes inside the fridge.
  2. In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients except the cola.
  3. Add crushed ice and shake.
  4. Serve unstrained inside the pineapple hollowed.
  5. Add the cola and stir.
  6. Add more crushed ice to fill if it's necessary.
  7. Garnish with a half of the squeezed lime and a marraschino cherry.

Every time I was hollowing a pineapple I couldn’t stop thinking on this cocktail!!!

I hope you could enjoy it as I do!!!



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  1. Tiare July 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my!!! you have totally transformed the rum and coke!! adding a pina colada twist to it! and you couldn’t wait for that dinner to be over and done with could you? 😀 I’m gonna try this when I get back, but I will have to use other rums…

    1. Oriol Elias August 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

      You’ll love it Helena!!!!
      But I can’t stop thinking about how it could taste using the Lost Spirits Navy Rum…I think it could be a bomb!!!!


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