Whip up a batch of Frozen Pina Colada Cocktails with just a few ingredients so you can have a relaxing fun afternoon. Take me to the beach!
Frozen Pina Coladas are a great cocktail to enjoy by the pool, on the back of your boat, or on the beach. They change your mind set so that you relax and imagine your are on a far off tropical vacation, even if you are just sipping them on your porch while your kids run around in the kiddie pool. ha!
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Have you ever looked up the lyrics to the The Pina Colada Song? If not, I’m not sure you should… ha! It really is just so strange.
It sorta is best to just blindly sing along to it and enjoy yourself. In reality, I think most songs are like that. Just sing along and don’t think about what you are singing. I could list so many songs like that, but let’s just focus on this fun cocktail instead.
Frozen Pina Colada Cocktails
The Pina Colada has been a Caribbean staple since 1954. In fact it has been the official drink of Puerto Rico since 1978. The cocktail was created at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. This creation captures the flavors and essence of Puerto Rico perfectly. Fun, fruity, and festive!
Pina Coladas are so incredible easy to make. The original recipe is very simple, but this one is even simpler, but just so tasty as well. Just combine the ingredients in a blender and give it a whirl so it’s all slushie. It helps cool you down from the Caribbean heat.
To make a Pina Colado, you use white rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut. Any white rum will do but I suggest using Malibu Rum because it will intensify the coconut flavor in the cocktail
To serve the cocktail, pour it into a glass and then garnish with a cherry, wedge or pineapple, or a slice of orange.
Another fun way to service it ins in a small plastic beach pail or in a hallowed out pineapple with a fun cocktail umbrella.
Enjoy some Pina Coladas this summer to help you travel to where the sun kisses your cheeks and your toes get buried in the sand while you listen to the waves come ashore.
Origin of the Pina Colada
The Pina Colada was created by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. Over the course of 3 months he mixed up the perfect fruity blend of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.
For the next 35 years, Ramón would serve his cocktail while he bartended at the hotel. In 1978, the piña colada was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico.
Ingredients in the Pina Colada
This simple Frozen Pina Colada Cocktail recipe is made by combining rum with pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice. Blend together until you have reached a smooth consistency.
Note: Coconut Cream and Cream of Coconut are different products. Be sure to grab the correct one! Sometimes you will find Cream of Coconut in a squeeze bottle (as pictured), which helps distinguish it between the other canned product.
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 oz Cream of Coconut
- 4 oz rum, such as Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1 Cups Ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Garnish with cherry, orange slices, or pineapple.
Recipe adapted from Real Coco