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Piña Colada

pina colada cocktail
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

The Piña Colada gets a bad rap among cocktail connoisseurs. For years, this now-classic drink was the poster child of the blender boom, a symbol of poolside bars and booze cruises. But the tropical cocktail—a mix of rum, coconut, pineapple and lime juice—dates back more than a half century, when the Piña Colada was the drink of the day in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our recipe silences the blender blades and instead calls for pebble ice and a nice sturdy shake.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge
  • Garnish: pineapple leaf

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously (20-30 seconds).

  2. Strain into a chilled Hurricane glass over pebble ice.

  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and pineapple leaf.