What comes to your mind when you think of a cocktail made with a blend of coconut cream, white rum, and pineapple juice? I know what you are thinking. It is none than other our beloved Pina Colada. When a creamy and sweet cocktail meets dessert libation, Pina Colada is born. Best served on a sunny day at a tropical beach, we know how good this cocktail is.

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Mostly served in hurricane glass, this drink has gained popularity because of its sweet and creamy texture. Let us dig into its little history. The word pina colada refers to strained pineapple or pineapple juice and is a Spanish word. There are quite a few legends about the birth of this cocktail. Some say that the drink hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was reportedly created by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton somewhere around 1954. The bartender mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. And taddaaaa, everyone’s favorite drink was created. It also believed that for the next many years, he would personally serve the cocktail during his bartending days. In 1978, it was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. Besides, Caribe Hilton was presented with a proclamation signed by Puerto Rico’s Governor Sila María Calderón in honour of the 50th anniversary of the drink in 2004.

Another legend says a pirate named Roberto Cofresi gave his crewmates a beverage made with coconut cream, pineapple, and white rum. He offered the drink to his crew members when he wanted to lift their moods. Both stories are equally interesting but no matter who created them, they created a gem and need appreciation. Another aspect that led to the popularity of the drink was ‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song)’ which gained recognition when released in 1979 by Rupert Holmes 1979. Heard it yet?

Just if you have started wondering about a quick guide to make this cocktail, we have your back like always. Follow the steps below and have this refreshing cocktail down your throat. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1-ounce coconut cream
  • 6 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 1-ounce heavy cream
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Method

  • Take a blender and add the rum.
  • Add coconut cream and heavy cream along with fresh pineapple juice.
  • Also, add ice and blend everything for like 15 seconds.
  • Serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge.

Enjoy!!