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Pina Colada Drink Recipe

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Glass to Use


  • 1 oz. Rum, white
  • 1 oz. Coconut Milk
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Juice

Mixing Instructions

Add everything into blender with crushed ice. Blend, adding ice until desired consistency is reached. Pour into hurricane glasses and garnish with a pineapple wedge (and/or a cherry), and little umbrellas or a straw.

Pina Colada


References to the Piña Colada recipe can be found as far back as the early 1800's. However, the modern Piña Colada was apparently invented in the 1950's at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to wikipedia. The creator, Ramon "Monchito" Marrero, perfected his recipe after being asked to come up with a new drink for upscale clients of the hotel.

The Piña Colada was designated as the official cocktail of Puerto Rico in 1978, and remains so to this day.


The Piña Colada is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail and remains popular all over the world. It is composed of 1 part light rum, 1 part coconut cream and 3 parts pineapple juice, and is prepared by blending with ice until slushy and smooth. The glass is generally garnished with a pineapple wedge, although a cherry is sometimes used as well.

Preparation tips

Here are some tips to help you make a great Piña Colada.

  • Make sure the blended mixture is smooth. Icy chunks in the glass ruin the experience.
  • Fresh pineapple juice is much better than juice from concentrate. If the juice is too tart, add a small amount of sugar.
  • As with any popular drink, the Pina Colada has spawned many variations, see all our other Colada recipes.

Comments on Pina Colada:

By George on April 21st, 2011 at 19:29:02

I know a recipe with condensed milk.
I taste a lot better!

By arionka on December 17th, 2010 at 11:04:18

for kids who like to drink with you use no rum

By mgaos on December 15th, 2010 at 15:22:26

Absolutely not true; the Pina Colada was invented in Puerto Rico by Ramon Marrero in a bar called Barranchina in the Old San Juan as it is officially posted and recognized in a plaque outside of that establishment.

By Drinker on July 29th, 2010 at 11:37:26

Cream of coconut is used not coconut milk, I didn't like it at all with the coconut milk, looked up the recipe and saw it was made with cream of coconut not the milk.

By loser force 5 on April 20th, 2010 at 11:23:47

no losers allowed

By chelseale on November 9th, 2009 at 12:09:18

you can add a bit of strawberry down the side of the glass for more flavor

By renata on September 7th, 2009 at 19:35:35

add Hpnotiq and you have a Renata Colada. A huge hit at party's. It's cute, it's new, and it is unexpected.

By Dusten on September 13th, 2008 at 14:25:07

try reducing the rum by 1oz to remove some of the strong rum flavor and allow more of the other flavors to come out

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 170 (709 kJ)
from alcohol 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.3g 10%
Saturated Fat 5.6g 28%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 12g 4%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 10g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 6.9mg 0%
Potassium 195.2mg 4%
Protein 0.9g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 20 mg 2%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µ 0%
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

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