Do you like Pina Coladas? Or getting caught in the rain? Well, for anyone who lives in the UK, getting caught in the rain is inevitable, given our typical summers! But as for the Pina Coladas, we have a look at the classic rum, coconut, and pineapple drink.
Without a doubt, the pandemic has revived the grand old cocktail happy hour, as more and more of us are indulging in Zoom drinks with friends, and getting creative with our lockdown cocktails. The nation’s pubs and bars might be reopening, but that’s doesn’t mean we can’t make and enjoy drinks at home.
It was first made in 1954 by Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, barman at the Caribe Hilton in a San Juan, Puerto Rico. He wanted to tap into the tropical essence of the glorious Caribbean island when he mixed rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
There are plenty of ways to make this delicious cocktail at home, and we have a few recipes for you here.
Bacardi Pina Colada
50 ml Bacardi Carta Blanca rum
35 ml fresh coconut water
25 ml fresh pineapple juice
3-4 chunks fresh pineapple
2 tsp caster sugar
Place the pineapple chunks into a cocktail shaker and crush them lightly (using a muddler or bar spoon). Then pour in the pineapple juice and coconut water and stir it all up to dissolve the sugar before pouring in the rum. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously.
Next pour the mix into a tall glass over crushed ice, and garnish with a pineapple slice and leaf.
Spiced Pina Colada
50ml The Duppy Share Spiced
50ml coconut milk
100ml Pineapple Juice
Squeeze of Lime
Pineapple to Garnish
Shake all ingredients together and serve over crushed ice, or blend all ingredients with ice.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy.
Non-alcoholic Pina colada
2 cups frozen pineapple
1 tbsp coconut yoghurt
1 cup of Nexba Coconut and Mango Sparkling Water
1 handful of ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and creamy (this takes a few minutes). Transfer to fresh tall glasses and garnish with shredded coconut. Enjoy!
If you prefer to have your Pina Coladas made for you instead, then come visit our cocktail bar in Waterloo today!