Hello, cocktail enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to dive into the world of tropical cocktails and explore the classic Piña Colada. This delightful concoction of rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream is like a vacation in a glass, transporting you to sun-soaked beaches with every sip.

A Brief History of the Piña Colada

The Piña Colada hails from Puerto Rico, and its name means “strained pineapple” in Spanish. The modern-day Piña Colada seems to have originated from a 1954 version that bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero Perez shook up at The Caribe Hilton hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


The International Bartender’s Association (IBA) states that a Piña Colada must have rum, coconut cream, and fresh pineapple juice. Here’s what you’ll need for our recipe:

  • 4 fluid ounces of Pineapple Juice
  • 2 fluid ounces of White Rum
  • 2 fluid ounces of Coconut Cream
  • A wedge of Pineapple to garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Measure out the white rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
  2. Blend: In a blender, combine the rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve: Pour the mixture into a hurricane or highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge if desired.

And there you have it! A perfect Piña Colada that’s sure to impress your guests and transport you to the tropics. Enjoy responsibly and remember, the key to a great cocktail is quality ingredients and careful measurements. Cheers! 🍹


Feel free to experiment with this recipe to suit your taste. Some people make their own simple syrup or add a boozy dark rum floater to the top of the drink. You can also amp up the pineapple flavor with frozen pineapple chunks.


The Piña Colada is more than just a cocktail; it’s a symbol of relaxation and escape. So the next time you’re longing for a tropical getaway, whip up a Piña Colada, sit back, and let the flavors take you on a mini-vacation. Happy mixing!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here