Pina Colada Frozen Drink Recipe
What is a Pina Colada?
The Pina Colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico. This tropical delight is a blend of pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum. Let's get out the blender and mix up a batch. You don't need to travel to the islands to enjoy a Pina Colada, you can make this refreshing drink right at home.
The Pina Colada is said to have been created in 1954 by Ramon “Monchito” Marrero Perez at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He intended to capture the tropics in a glass and he sure did a great job.
The Caribe Hilton possesses two proclamations which state the hotel is the "Birthplace of the Pina Colada". One proclamation was given by Puerto Rico Governor Sila M. Calderon in 2000, and the other in 2014 by Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla as part of the Pina Colada 60th Anniversary celebrations. The Caribe Hilton is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's the first hotel that Hilton Hotels operated outside of the continental United States.
Inventor of the Pina Colada
Ingredients for Frozen Pina Colada: Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream, Ice
- 1 cup Coconut Rum, Malibu Rum
- 1 cup Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup Cream of Coconut, Coco Lopez
- 5 cups Ice
- A tall frosty glass
- Paper umbrellas
- Pineapple slice for garnish
- Add ice to blender. Add pineapple juice, rum and coconut cream. Blend well.
- Pour into a tall frosty glass, top with a tropical drink umbrella and enjoy!
A tropical drink just isn't complete without a colorful cocktail umbrella to top it off. This cute little drink accessory has been around for quite a while. Polynesian tiki-themed restaurants called Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vics started serving paper umbrella's in their cocktails in the 1930's.
Serve your Pina Colada in a pineapple with a cocktail umbrella
Listen to the Pina Colada Song while mixing your Tropical Drink
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What is Coco Lopez?
Cream of Coconut Coco López is a sweet cream made from Caribbean coconuts and blended with natural cane sugar. It's ideal for tropical drinks like the Pina Colada and desserts!
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