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Pina Colada Recipe

Happy Hour: Piña Colada

Get excited: tomorrow is National Piña Colada day! Since the piña colada is the only blended drink I enjoy, I wanted to share my favorite recipe. I first made these coladas back in 2005 when I lived in Spain. After a long day at the pool, I craved the tropical combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum. Since I couldn't order it in a bar, I found a recipe that calls for fresh pineapple. It's a simple concoction that results in a sublime cocktail. It's thick, frothy, fruity, and potent. Leave out the rum and you've got a special treat for the kiddies. While you make the drink, I highly recommend listening to "Escape/The Piña Colada Song" — it will get you in the mood! (I may have listened to it while writing this story . . .)

This way for the recipe! Happy weekend.

Piña Colada

Piña Colada

Piña Colada Recipe 2010-07-08 16:48:04


  1. 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple juice
  2. 3/4 cup cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez
  3. 1 cup light rum
  4. 3 cups crushed ice
  5. 4 fresh pineapple spears, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except garnish in a blender.
  2. Pour into tumblers, garnish with pineapple spears, and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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