Piña Colada Recipe - for those who “like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.”
The Spanish name piña colada literally means "strained pineapple". This cocktail is a creamy tropical delight.
The Piña Colada originates from San Juan, Puerto Rico where it was created by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. Ramón mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice and instantly it took the world by storm. In 1978 Puerto Rico proclaimed the cocktail its official drink. Different proportions of the core ingredients, as well as different types of rum, may all be used in the Piña Colada.
The Piña Colada features in the song Escape by Rupert Holmes a 70’s hit widely known as the Piña Colada song.
90 ml Light Rum
50 ml Coconut Milk
50 ml Pineapple Juice
Poco Grande glass
How to mix
Mix all the ingredients with crushed ice in a blender until smooth. Alternatively, if you don’t have a blender to hand the three main components can simply be added to a cocktail glass with ice cubes.
Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, and enjoy.