An indulgence of exotic sensations to overwhelm your senses. The Pina Colada

An indulgence of exotic sensations to overwhelm your senses. The Pina Colada

The Pina Colada was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico but its popularity took off and spread worldwide. Now Pina Colada’s are one of the most popular tropical cocktail recipes no matter where you go.

An indulgence of exotic sensations to overwhelm your senses. The Pina Colada
An indulgence of exotic sensations to overwhelm your senses. The Pina Colada

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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Pina Colada

Pina Colada Ingredients
Tropical cocktail ingredients Pina Colada
  • Rum
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Pineapple Juice

Tips & Substitutions

I typically buy the Goya cream of coconut in the international section of my grocery store. It is less expensive than the Coco Real drink mix and has a natural coconut flavor.

You’ll need to shake the can well before opening. I also place the contents into a medium plastic bowl and whisk for 10 seconds until smooth.

Of course, if you are in a hurry, then use the prepared Coco Real cream of coconut drink mix. All you have to do is just squeeze it into your measuring cap and pour it into the blender. If you want a Pina Colada with a twist, swap the rum for Amaretto and you’ll have an Almond Joy. Yummy!

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How to make a Pina Colada

This tropical cocktail recipe is easy to make. Just add the rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and ice to a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and garnish with pineapple.

If you don’t have a blender, you can add all of the ingredients to a shaker half filled with ice and shake well. Pour the strained contents of the shaker into a glass filled with crushed ice and top it off with a pineapple garnish. If you don’t have a good shaker, try this one from OXO.

Exotic Drinks of the British Virgin Islands
Tropical cocktail recipes of the British Virgin Islands. From left to right: Endless Summer, Pina Colada, Ice Breaker

Tropical cocktail recipes from Cooper Island Beach Club from left to right: Endless Summer, Pina Colada (this recipe) and an Ice Breaker. Try all 3 recipes just by clicking the drink names. Enjoy!

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An indulgence of exotic sensations to overwhelm your senses. The Pina Colada

Pina Colada

The Pina Colada was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico but it's popularity took off and spread worldwide. Here is an easy recipe for a Rum Pina Colada.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 1 Drink

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Ounces White Rum
  • 1.5 Ounce Cream of Coconut Goya in the international section of your grocery store is really good
  • 3 Ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1.5 Cups Crushed Ice
  • Pineapple slice for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add ice, rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice to a blender
  • Blend for 30 seconds
  • Pour into a large glass and garnish with a pineapple slice

Notes

If you don’t have a blender but your refrigerator makes crushed ice, you can put all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the shaker ingredients over a glass filled with crushed ice.
Keyword Cocktail, Coconut, Easy, Happy Hour, Mixed Drinks, Party, Rum
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