This low calorie pina colada is a light and refreshing twist on a traditional pina colada recipe. Plus, it only requires two simple ingredients!

Last year, I shared a favorite 2-ingredient summer cocktail: iced tea and peach vodka. Since that easy recipe was a hit, I wanted to come up with a new simple, summer cocktail for this year.

Nothing says summer like a pina colada. It’s the ultimate tropical flavor combination that transports you to the beach, even if you’re just sitting on your living room couch. A pina colada is ocean waves, toes in the sand, a big straw hat, and a reggae band playing in the background. It’s a vacation in a glass.

BUT, even though I love the flavors of a pina colada during the summer, most traditional pina colada recipes are just too heavy and rich for me. I don’t want a dessert…just something refreshing to sip while I’m poolside or beachside. With that in mind, I set out to create a low calorie cocktail recipe that would capture the flavors and tropical essence of a pina colada without the coconut cream and added sugar.

Our recent beach vacation was the perfect opportunity to experiment. When it comes to making a light cocktail, my favorite combination is flavored sparkling water and vodka — either plain or flavored. I saw that Dasani came out with a new pineapple flavored sparkling water, and I just knew it would play a starring role in my new cocktail.

At first I tried mixing it with some coconut flavored vodka, but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind. I added some coconut spiced rum instead and I finally had my winning combination.

Skinny pina colada recipe featuring coconut spiced rum and pineapple sparkling water.

So there you have it — an easy, guilt-free summer cocktail that you can put together in seconds. Of course, the fresh pineapple garnish is completely optional, but it adds a little flair and it’s delicious, too. A mini umbrella wouldn’t hurt either. :)

Happy summer!

Servings: 1

Low Calorie Piña Colada Cocktail

Two simple ingredients create a flavorful, refreshing and low calorie take on the pina colada.


  • 1.5 oz Coconut spiced rum
  • 1 can Pineapple flavored sparkling water, unsweetened
  • 1 slice fresh pineapple, optional


  • Pour one shot of rum into a glass filled with ice. Top off with pineapple sparkling water. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.


**I think this drink is perfectly sweetened as is, but if you'd like it a little sweeter, you can add some pineapple juice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 98kcal (5%)Sodium 99mg (4%)Calcium 24mg (2%)
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