"Pina Colada": 3 ways to prepare the popular cocktail in a delicious way

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to make a cocktail at home
How to make a cocktail at home

Summer is a time for delicious, healthy, and light food made from seasonal vegetables, fruits, and berries. It's also a time for delicious homemade drinks, such as lemonade, fruit drinks, iced teas, and, of course, all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Today, FoodOboz offers you to learn the amazing history of the refreshing cocktail – "Pina Colada" and, of course, 3 different recipes for the drink, which are worth making at home.

The cocktail has a very interesting history, first of all, it is worth noting that three Puerto Rican bartenders are fighting for the laurels of the inventor of the cocktail – Ramon Marrero Perez, a bartender at the country's first luxury hotel Caribe Hilton, claims that he invented "Pina Colada" in 1952 (according to other sources – in 1954), using a new product on the market at that time – Coco Lopez coconut cream. His colleague, Ricardo Garcia, says that Pérez only borrowed Garcia's recipe. Ramon Portas Mingot also claims that he invented the popular cocktail in 1963 at the Barrachina restaurant in the old quarter of San Juan, the island's capital, where today, by the way, there is even a plaque dedicated to this event. Perhaps all three had a hand in inventing the cocktail and its name. Whatever the case, "Pina Colada" first appeared in cocktail recipe books only by the end of the 1960s. In 1978, the cocktail was honored to become the national drink of Puerto Rico.

Pina Colada cocktail

How to make a delicious drink at home – 3 recipes:

1. Author's recipe "Pina Colada" from Ricardo Garcia

How to make a delicious cocktail


  • fresh pineapple – 1 pc
  • fresh coconut – 1 pc
  • light rum – 60 ml
  • crushed ice – 150 g

Method of preparation:

  1. First of all, open the coconut, and put it in a blender with the pulp.
  2. Peel the pineapple, put all the flesh in a blender with the coconut, add rum and ice, and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a pineapple and drink.

2. Original recipe for "Pina Colada"

The main ingredient in this cocktail is pineapple


  • light rum – 60 ml
  • freshly squeezed pineapple juice – 30 ml
  • cream – 30 ml
  • coconut cream – 30 ml
  • ice – 70 g
  • a slice of pineapple with peel and a red cocktail cherry (for garnish)
  • cocktail straw

How to prepare:

  1. Pour the rum into a blender, add 2 types of cream, ice, and blend for 15 seconds.
  2. Add pineapple and cherries before serving.

3. Non-alcoholic "Pina Colada"

A non-alcoholic cocktail will also be very tasty


  • pineapple juice – 140 ml
  • coconut syrup – 15 ml
  • cream – 30 ml
  • ice – 80 g
  • pineapple with peel – 1 slice
  • cocktail cherry – 1 pc

Method of preparation:

  1. Pour pineapple juice, coconut syrup, cream, and ice into a blender and whisk well.
  2. Pour into a glass, garnish with pineapple and cherry, and serve.

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