The beautiful and delicious pina colada is an easy summer drink to make.
There are two versions of the drink. Both versions of pina colada originated in Puerto Rico. The Pina Colada is a delicious tropical treat that tastes like pineapple and coconut. If you blend it, the texture is like a smoothie. Over ice, it’s rich and thick.
This drink is filled with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice. Pina Colada is usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both.
This drink’s popularity has endured for so long because the pina colada is simply delicious. The flavors are all about the coconut and pineapple, with the rum in the background.
Some cocktail snobs turn up their noses at this drink. It’s unapologetically sweet and tropical and made with ingredients that weren’t all fresh squeezed from the wings of organic angels.
But that’s why it works. It’s not a high-maintenance drink. It’s just simple, tasty, easy to make, and easy to love.
Recipe: The recipe is very simple: one-part white rum, one part coconut cream, and three parts pineapple juice; blend, and its deliciousness is ready for you to consume in the summer heat.