Piña Colada

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Piña Colada

Bartender Ramón Marrero created this classic in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and it has since become one of the world’s most popular rum drinks, a staple that conjures up images of vacations in tropical locales. So celebrate the arrival of the weekend by gathering a few friends for an impromptu celebration.


Piña Colada




  • 3 oz. (90 ml) light rum
  • 1 cup (8 fl. oz./250 ml) pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) canned cream of coconut, such as Coco López
  • 2 cups (8 oz./250 g) ice cubes
  • 2 pineapple wedges or spears for garnish



1. In a blender, combine the rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and ice and blend until smooth. Divide between two double-old fashioned or highball glasses and garnish each glass with a pineapple wedge. Serve immediately with a straw. Makes 2 drinks.


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