Pina Colada Cocktail

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    23 g
  • Cholesterol

    0 mg
  • Fat

    1.9 g
  • Fiber

    0.3 g
  • Protein

    0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.6 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    6 mg
  • Sugar

    22 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Potassium

    71 mg
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Pina colada cocktail. Rum-based alcoholic mixed drink. Ready in 5 minutes!

Introduction to the Pina Colada Cocktail

The Pina Colada cocktail is one of the most popular tropical drinks in the world. Its sweet and creamy taste, combined with the refreshing flavor of pineapple and coconut, makes it a perfect drink for any occasion. Whether you’re lounging on a beach or enjoying a night out with friends, the Pina Colada is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the history, recipe, and variations of this iconic cocktail, so you can make the perfect Pina Colada every time. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the sweet and creamy world of the Pina Colada cocktail.

History and Origins of the Pina Colada Cocktail

The origins of the Pina Colada cocktail are somewhat shrouded in mystery, with several stories claiming to be the true origin. One popular story is that the drink was created in the 1950s by a bartender named Ramon “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to this story, Marrero was tasked with creating a new signature drink for the hotel’s Beachcomber Bar, and after experimenting with various ingredients, he came up with the Pina Colada.

Another story claims that the Pina Colada was actually invented in the 19th century by pirates in the Caribbean, who would mix coconut milk, pineapple juice, and rum together to create a refreshing drink while at sea. While this story may not be entirely accurate, it does speak to the long history of rum-based drinks in the Caribbean.

Regardless of its true origins, the Pina Colada has become an iconic cocktail that is enjoyed around the world. Its sweet and creamy flavor profile makes it a popular choice for beach vacations and tropical getaways, and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Ingredients and Recipe for Making a Classic Pina Colada Cocktail

To make a classic Pina Colada cocktail, you will need three main ingredients: rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream. You can use either fresh or canned pineapple juice, but it’s best to use unsweetened coconut cream to balance the sweetness of the pineapple juice.

Here’s the recipe for making a classic Pina Colada cocktail:

– 2 oz. white rum
– 3 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
– 1 oz. unsweetened coconut cream
– Crushed ice

1. In a blender, combine the white rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
2. Add a handful of crushed ice and blend until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry on top.
5. Serve and enjoy!

It’s important to note that the amount of each ingredient can be adjusted according to your preference. If you like your Pina Colada sweeter, you can add more coconut cream or pineapple juice. If you prefer a stronger drink, you can increase the amount of rum.

Now that you know how to make a classic Pina Colada cocktail, it’s time to experiment with different variations and flavors.

Variations and Tips for Serving the Perfect Pina Colada Cocktail

Once you’ve mastered the classic recipe for a Pina Colada cocktail, it’s time to get creative and experiment with different variations. Here are some ideas to help you take your Pina Colada game to the next level:

1. Frozen Pina Colada: Blend all the ingredients together with ice for a slushy, refreshing twist on the classic recipe.

2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Pina Colada: Add a splash of grenadine to your Pina Colada for a sweet, fruity flavor reminiscent of a pineapple upside-down cake.

3. Coconut Creamsicle Pina Colada: Mix in some orange juice and vanilla extract for a creamy, dreamy Pina Colada that tastes like a creamsicle.

4. Spicy Pina Colada: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to your Pina Colada for a spicy kick that balances out the sweetness.

When it comes to serving the perfect Pina Colada, presentation is key. Here are some tips to make your cocktail look as good as it tastes:

1. Use hurricane glass: The tall, curvy shape of hurricane glass is perfect for showing off the layers of your Pina Colada.

2. Garnish with fresh fruit: A slice of pineapple, a cherry, or a sprig of mint can add a pop of color and flavor to your cocktail.

3. Serve with a straw: A colorful paper straw or a reusable metal straw will make sipping your Pina Colada even more fun.

With these variations and presentation tips, you’ll be able to impress your guests with your Pina Colada-making skills. Cheers to the sweet and creamy world of Pina C


  • 1²⁄³ oz (50 ml) white rum
  • 3¹⁄³ oz (100 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1²⁄³ oz (50 ml) coconut cream


Step 1

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend well, then add crushed ice and blend again.

Step 2

Pour into colada glass. Garnish the pina colada cocktail with a wedge of pineapple.

Step 3

Serve with a straw.

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