To make a pina colada, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup ice
- Combine the rum, coconut cream, heavy cream, pineapple chunks, and ice in a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a glass and serve immediately.
History: The pina colada is a tropical cocktail made with white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. It is believed to have originated in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, although the exact circumstances of its creation are somewhat disputed.
One story credits the pina colada to a bartender named Ramon “Monchito” Marrero Perez, who created the drink at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan in 1954. According to this story, Monchito spent three months experimenting with different ingredients and ratios before coming up with the perfect blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
Another story credits the pina colada to a group of pirates who used to sail the Caribbean in the 18th century. According to this legend, the pirates would mix together rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice to create a drink that would help them forget their troubles and relax while they were out at sea.
Regardless of its actual origin, the pina colada has become a popular cocktail around the world and is a staple at many beach resorts and tropical-themed bars. It is often served blended and topped with a cherry and a slice of pineapple, and is often associated with relaxation and tropical vacations.
Optional: You can garnish the pina colada with a cherry and a slice of pineapple. You can also serve it over ice if you prefer a colder drink. Enjoy!