Original Pina Colada

Original Pina Colada
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In 1954, Caribe Hilton’s bartender, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, created a special cocktail that mixed rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice – and the delicious Piña Colada was born! The drink was served personally by the creator for 35 years while he worked as a bartender at the hotel, and in 1978, the Piña Colada was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. — Recipe courtesy Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Original pina colada recipe from Caribe Hilton Puerto Rico
  • 2 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 6 ounce fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry for garnishes
  1. In a blender, add 2 ounces white rum, 1 ounce coconut cream, 1 ounce heavy cream and 6 ounces fresh pineapple juice.
  2. Add 1/2 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth, about 15 seconds.
  3. Pour into a 12-ounce glass.
  4. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.