A Piña colada is a tropical cocktail made with coconut cream, pineapple juice, and rum. It is typically served blended or shaken and garnished with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
Piña colada recipe
- 5 parts white rum
- 3 parts coconut cream
- 5 parts fresh pineapple juice
Blend all the ingredients with ice in an electric blender, pour into a large goblet or Hurricane glass and serve.
Directions for how to make the Piña colada
- Add 5 parts of white rum to the blender.
- Add 3 parts of coconut cream into the blender.
- Add 5 parts of freshly squeezed pineapple juice into the blender.
- Add a generous amount of ice cubes into the blender.
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and frothy.
- Pour the mixture into a Poco Grande glass or Hurricane glass.
- Garnish with a slice of pineapple, a cherry, or a cocktail umbrella.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Tips for how to make the perfect Piña colada
- Use fresh pineapple juice and coconut cream for the best flavor.
- Use crushed ice to achieve the perfect texture.
- Don’t be afraid to adjust the sweetness to your personal preference with additional pineapple juice or simple syrup.
- Serve in a chilled, frosted glass with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry for a beautiful presentation.
Alcohol-free alternative to the Piña colada
A popular alcohol-free alternative to the Piña colada is the Virgin Piña colada. This refreshing tropical drink consists of coconut milk, pineapple juice, and ice, blended together until smooth. It has the same creamy texture and tropical flavor as the original cocktail, but without the added alcohol. Another option is to make a mocktail combining pineapple juice, coconut water, lime juice, and a splash of grenadine for a colorful twist. This drink is perfect for those who want to enjoy the taste of a Piña colada without the effects of alcohol.
Piña colada fun facts
- The Piña Colada was first created in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, although there is some debate over who first invented the drink.
- The name “Piña Colada” means “strained pineapple” in Spanish.
- The Piña Colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico.
- In 1978, Rupert Holmes wrote a song called “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” that became a hit in the United States.
- The Piña Colada was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.