How To Make A Piña Colada


In 1978 the Piña Colada’s was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. The Piña Colada’s origins is contested by two San Juan spots: Barrachina Restaurant and Caribe Hilton. But it was Caribe Hilton that received the birthplace proclamation on its 50th anniversary by the Puerto Rican governor. Piña Coladas are a amazing treat and Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut is hard to beat for this drink. To keep this recipe simple, we use equal parts pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum. Piña Coladas are best when shared with friends and family and this recipe makes generous portions for two people.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

  • 4.5 ounces Rum Dark Rum is better
  • 4 ounces Cream of coconut
  • 4 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Icer

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Blend the rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice with ice until smooth and creamy. Throw a pineapple wedge or two in the blender, too, if you like.
  2. Pour into whatever glassware is desired.
  3. Garnish with the pineapple wedge. You’ll need a straw (preferably paper) for this one.

quick tip

Plantation Rum’s Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple is made with real pineapples, not artificial flavoring. It is outrageously good in a Piña Colada, as we learned first hand at a rooftop bar in Manhattan a couple of summers back.


Piña Colada

Declared the official drink of Puerto Rico in 1978, the Piña Colada’s creation is contested by two San Juan spots: Barrachina Restaurant and Caribe Hilton. But it was Caribe Hilton that received the birth place proclamation on its 50th anniversary by the Puerto Rican governor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Hurricane glass
  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces Rum Dark Rum is better
  • 4 ounces Cream of coconut
  • 4 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Ice

Instructions
 

  • Blend the rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice with ice until smooth and creamy. Throw a pineapple wedge or two in the blender, too, if you like.
  • Pour into whatever glassware is desired.
  • Garnish with the pineapple wedge. You’ll need a straw (preferably paper) for this one.

Notes

Plantation Rum’s Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple is
made with real pineapples, not artificial flavoring. It is
outrageously good in a Piña Colada, as we learned firsthand
at a rooftop bar in Manhattan a couple of summers back.