Of all the summer recipes out there, this Piña Colada recipe is one of the easiest. You definitely won’t need any of that cocktail-making paraphernalia you see the barmen and women throw around and juggle with when you’re abroad, we promise!
What is the piña colada?
Despite a lot of competition the piña colada remains Britain’s favourite cocktail! Why? Well, maybe it’s down to its simplicity. It has just three main ingredients – pineapple juice, coconut cream and white rum – which is all blended together with crushed ice.
And if there’s a part of you that lives your life like Del Boy then you might just have one of those little umbrellas somewhere in the cupboard (next to the funny shaped straws) to pop in at the end to complete the authentic look!
How to make a piña colada
You’ll need just 3 ingredients to bring summer into your kitchen and whip up a batch of piña coladas. Start practising now and you’ll have perfected this recipe in time for your sun holidays!
Ingredient 1: 60ml of coconut cream – this brings some creaminess and decadence to the cocktail
Ingredient 2: 120 ml of pineapple juice – this forms the body of the piña colada, bringing sweetness, tanginess and a quintessential tropical flavour to the cocktail. If you’re buying pineapples to juice yourself, remember to save a wedge to add to the side of the glass at the end.
Ingredient 3: 60ml of white rum – we like to say that the rum brings the fun (when enjoyed responsibly, of course!).
– Pour the coconut cream into the blender with some crushed ice (as much or as little as you prefer in your glass)
– Add the pineapple juice
– Pour in the white rum
– Blend until smooth
That’s literally all there is to it! And if you prefer you can make an alcohol-free version by leaving out the rum and using a little more of the pineapple juice and coconut cream.
Read on if you’d like to enjoy some top trivia whilst sipping on your cocktail…
Tasty piña colada facts
- – The ‘piña’ translates as the ‘pine’ in pineapple, while ‘colada’ means colander. Piña colada literally means ‘strained pineapple’.
– Who invented the piña colada? A couple of bartenders from San Juan tried to lay claim to its creation in the late 1950s, whilst another story suggests its history goes back as far as the 1800s when a pirate named Roberto Cofresi concocted it to boost the morale of his crew!
– The cocktail has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978
– Did you know? Coconuts are actually the seeds of the coconut palm tree, which is actually a prehistoric plant!
– The word pineapple is ‘ananas’ in just about every language across the world except English!
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