Key Lime Colada – Key West’s Take on a Pina Colada

Key Lime Colada cocktail is a Florida Keys take on the Pina Colada. An easy-to-make frozen treat with the tartness of key limes, the sweetness of pineapple and the creaminess of coconut. Pure summer time refreshment!

Key Lime Colada pin top | 2 Cookin Mamas A refreshing frozen cocktail with the taste of the Florida Keys. Key limes lend a tartness to the creamy coconut base with a twist of orange and the sweetness of pineapple. Vacation anyone? #recipe #cocktail

I am so a Florida Keys girl! There is nothing I like better than a vacation in the Keys. And my favorite spot to plant myself for a week (although wishing for 2 or 3) has got to be Key West. Luckily we live just an 1-1/2 hours north of the closest key, Key Largo, and go down there for long weekends whenever possible, the rest of the time we trek all the way down, 90 miles from Cuba, to our laid back paradise of Key West. It’s still in the continental US but feels just like the Caribbean. (so wishing I was there!)

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One of the first things I always order when arriving is a  delicious frozen concoction, similar to a piña colada, called a Key Lime Colada. The first one I ever had was at Rick’s Tree Bar on Duval and I instantly fell in love with the tartness of the key lime, the slightly creamy base, the hint of orange and the ice cold coolness of the cocktail.

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Whenever I make this refreshing drink at home it reminds me our vacations there, the soft breezes, swaying palm trees, music floating on the air, key lime pie (of course) and all the fabulous times along Duval Street.

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Rick’s Tree Bar wouldn’t divulge their recipe but, after some experimentation, I made one that was pretty darn close. And I sure had a fun time trying! (where did the weekend go anyway?)

Keepin’ it cool!

5 from 2 votes
KEY LIME COLADA
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Key Lime Colada cocktail is an easy frozen treat with the tartness of key limes, the sweetness of pineapple and the creaminess of coconut. Pure refreshment!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: key lime pina colada, lime colada, summer cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 oz. Liquor 43
  • 2 oz. Vanilla Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. key lime juice
  • 1 oz. cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • Garnish: crushed graham crackers, slice of lime
Directions
  1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Prepare margarita or martini glasses by rubbing lime around the edge and dipping the rim in graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Divide mixture between 2 glasses and garnish with slices of lime.

Nutrition Facts
KEY LIME COLADA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Vitamin C 8.5mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cheers! Try our Key Lime Pie Martini too!

Tip: The top rated blender by Consumer Reports was the Ninja Master Prep Pro Food & Drink Mixer QB1004. For under $60 I have to say it is the best on the market for the price. And it makes a mean Key Lime Colada!

Key Lime Colada pin bottom | 2 Cookin Mamas A refreshing frozen cocktail with the taste of the Florida Keys. Key limes lend a tartness to the creamy coconut base with a twist of orange and the sweetness of pineapple. Vacation anyone? #recipe #cocktail

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Noelle
    03/21/2019 at 10:42 am


    I love lime flavored drinks so I can not wait to try this during the summer!

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    03/21/2019 at 10:30 am


    I love anything with lime and these coladas were no exception! I can’t wait to make them again!

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