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Piña Colada

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Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Piña Colada Recipe

In the early 1800s, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí was said to have used a cocktail that was a blend of rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice to improve his crew's morale. It is this combination that is now known as the Piña Colada.


  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish
  • Pineapple slices, to garnish


  1. Shake the light rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into an ice-filled glass.
  3. Garnish with the maraschino cherry and pineapple slices, and serve.