THE BEST! Piña Colada! Key is keep it simple and most importantly.... FRESH!
FRESH Pineapple Juice
Cream of Coconut
Rum (Puerto Rican white or light rum (either Bacardi or Don Q)
Blend until smooth then pour into a tall Hurricane glass with at least a 12 oz. capacity. Garnish with shredded coconut, pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, or cute paper umbrellas.
To make this cocktail without a blender, add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake without ice for 15-20 seconds. Add 1 cup of ice to the mixture, then shake vigorously until the shaker becomes cold and frosty. Place crushed ice into a 12 oz. glass and pour the cocktail over the ice. Garnish as desired.
What is a Piña Colada?
Translated from Spanish, “piña” means “pineapple” and colada means “strained.” Put them together and you’ve got “strained pineapple” which is the beginning of this perfect cocktail.
Today the most recognizable Piña Colada recipe is a blended cocktail consisting of rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and a bit of cream. However, it has evolved slightly since its invention in the early 1950’s.