Piña Colada

pina colada
Joe | Last Updated: April 23, 2023
I'm Joe, a veteran bartender with over a decade in the industry and a burning passion for mixing drinks.

Ahhh! Nothing signifies a holiday quite like a Pina Colada cocktail.

Dating back to the 1950s, this tropical cocktail has been keeping jet setters satisfied for over 70 years.

Made from rum, coconut milk, or cream of coconut and pineapple juice, this cocktail originates in Puerto Rico and is a timeless classic.

Follow the below steps to crafty the perfect Pina Colada cocktail.


  • 60ml x rum
  • 45ml x cream of coconut
  • 45ml x pineapple juice
  • 15ml of freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Pineapple wedge
  • Pineapple leaf

How To Make

  1. Add the rum, cream of coconut, pineapple, and lime juices to your cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker ½ full with ice and shake vigorously for around 20 seconds
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled hurricane serving glass
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and pineapple leaf
  5. Voila!

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About The Pina Colada

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a holiday resort that doesn’t have the Pina Colada on the menu, and for good reason.

Legend has it, this delicious drink was first invented by a pirate named Robert Confresi who was born rich in Puerto Rico but turned pirate when the state began failing in the 1800s.

His exact recipe has sadly been lost forever, but the most widely recognized creator of the Pina Colada Is Ramon Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico when he was asked to create a signature drink.

Marrero took 3-month to come up with the recipe and launched it on August 16, 1954, and it’s been a hit ever since.

Bartenders all around the world should know how to create a Pina Colada, so give this recipe a try and I promise it will not disappoint.