The sun is shining so what could be more perfect than a classic fruity and boozy combination – the Pina Colada.
As is often the case with cocktails, the origin of the Pina Colada is often disputed. Does it date back as far as the 19th Century when Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Corfresi gave his crew a morale boosting drink combining white rum, coconut and pineapple? Or should it be credited to Ramon Monchito, bartender at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in 1954?
Whichever is true this fruity concoction is the perfect refreshing drink for a warm day.
Pina Colada directly translates from Spanish as “strained pineapple” and it’s the pineapple that gives the drink it’s lovely fresh and fruity taste.
- Cocktail Shaker
- A poco grande glass (or you can use a Little Gin and Rum Co one like we did)
- 50ml White Rum (we used Morvenna)
- 50ml Coconut milk or cream
- 150ml Pineapple juice
- Garnish (we used orange but you can use pineapple or a maraschino cherry)
Add ice to your shaker.
Measure 50ml of white rum and add to the shaker with 50ml of coconut milk and 150ml pineapple juice.
Shake ingredients together until the outside of the shaker is cold and the liquid is frothy.
Pour into your glass, garnish and serve.
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