When life hands you pineapples, make pina coladas.
When you think of the Caribbean, you think of sun, sea and sand. But you also think of laying on the sea drinking a cocktail. And when you think of a Caribbean cocktail, you definitely think of the classic of all cocktails… The Pina Colada! Tasty and full of sunshine.
Pina Colada recipe:
- ½ a cup of coconut cream
- ½ pineapple juice
- ¼ cup white rum (although we prefer spicy dark rum for extra tastiness)
- 1 cup of ice
- Few pieces of fresh pineapple (only when using a blender)
- Cocktail shaker of blender
- Cocktail glass
- One piece of fresh pineapple
- Red cherry
Put the ice cubes in the cocktail shaker or in the blender. Pour all the other ingredients in the shaker or in the blender. Start shaking the shaker singing your favorite tropical song. Shake till the shaker is really cold and start condensing. Or start pulsing the blender to blend everything together. Make sure the ice cubes and pineapple parts are totally crushed. When the ice is totally crushed, keep the blender on for about a minute on highest position and one minute on lowest position. Check if you have a smooth mixture.
Pour the cocktail in a glass. Garnish with the cherry and one piece of fresh pineapple. Put them both on a wooden skewer with a beach umbrella on top. Or make a notch in the pineapple and place it on the edge of the glass and place the cherry in the center of the pina colada.
A taste of history
The Pina Colada (or actually The Piña Colada) cocktail is invented by bartender Ramon Marrero. Ramon worked at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan in Puerto Rico. Back in 1954 he mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice and… the rest is history. The drink was declared as the official drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.
Each year on the 10th of July Puerto Rico celebrates the National Pina Colada day. And we love to celebrate it with them.
Are you – just as we are – a real cocktail lover? Take a look at our other cocktail recipes at the Food & Drink section of this blog!