Piña Colada

09/24/2016 , 2m, 59s

The official drink of Puerto Rico where it was invented by someone sometime in the 1950s. This rich and delicious concoction is often blended, but there's no reason to pull out the hardware. It's perfect when simply shaken. Thanks to Abel, bartender at The Rum House in Manhattan for making that clear.

For best results, please make sure you're listening to The Piña Colada Song while shaking. I do have to wonder how good the piña coladas at O'Malley's Bar are though.

The recipe below is adapted from the PDT mobile app. In the app the recipe uses coconut sorbet rather than Coco López, which sounds delicious.

  • 2 oz. light or amber rum
  • 4 oz. Coco López coconut cream
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Serve in a collins glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry, a piece of pineapple, a lime wheel, or all of the above.

Photos by Lisa Denkinger

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History of the piña colada

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes

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