Classic Summer Cocktails: Pina Colada

The name, piña colada, means “strained or filtered pineapple” in Spanish, referring to the freshly pressed, strained pineapple juice, produced in Puerto Rico, that was used in the cocktail’s original preparation. A totally tropical blend of white rum, rich coconut cream and pineapple – served up, usually, with a summer cocktail umbrella.

Vital Ingredients

60ml pineapple juice
30ml white rum
60ml coconut cream
1 tsp of brown sugar


Maraschino cherry or pineapple wedge

Preparation Method

Put all the ingredients along with a handful of ice in a blender, whizz until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple segment or maraschino cherry.

Pina Colada – Loved in Florida, New Jersey and New Mexico by people with blenders?

People used cocktails to cheer themselves up during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those locked down at home, searched Google for “Pina colada”, “Pina colada cocktails”, and other cocktails that you can easily make at home, and the number of such searches massively increased in the USA over the past year.

Out of the 50 American states, and the capital Washington DC, three states favored Pina Cola above all other cocktails, and the summer drink made with pineapple juice and rum was found to be the most popular with stay at home drinkers in Florida, New Jersey, and New Mexico. These three states were also more likely to prefer cocktails that were made with kitchen appliances like blenders, as in the case of the blended pina colada.

Best Rum for Pina Colada?

Bacardi Superior Rum gets our vote.