Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Piña Colada

Image: Tim Nusog

The Piña Colada gets a bad rap among cocktail connoisseurs. For years, it was the poster child of the blender boom, a symbol of poolside bars and booze cruises. But the tropical classic—a blend of rum, coconut, pineapple and lime juice—dates back more than a half century, when it 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 oz Light rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 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.