Piná Colada — A cocktail dream
The sun is coming out more, and that is when a Piná Colada comes in handy to get into vacation mood and dream of the beach and the sea.
Do you like creamy, fruity, and sweet cocktails? — It is not just women who love the Piná Colada. The delicious Caribbean cocktail is also quick to prepare.
Coladas — What shouldn’t be missing!
Coladas include all mixed drinks that contain coconut cream and rum. The most famous is the Piná Colada. In addition to the coconut cream and rum, it is mixed with delicious, fruity pineapple juice.
Who invented the sweet and creamy mixed drink, and where does the classic colada actually come from?
According to legends, pirates in the Caribbean waters have already enjoyed this mixed drink.
The Caribe Hilton Hotels in Puerto Rico, as well as the La Barrachina bar, claim to have invented the tropical cocktail in the 1960s. Due to its popularity, the Piná Colada quickly spread outside the Caribbean to the USA. The cocktail only made it to Germany in the 1980s.
How do I mix the perfect classic myself?
With a few delicious ingredients, a cocktail glass, and 5-10 minutes, you’ve got all you need to make your classic colada in no time at all.
- 6 cl white rum
- 10 cl pineapple juice
- 4 cl Cream of Coconut
- 2 cl whipped cream
- 2 drops lemon juice
- some crushed ice
- 1 slice pineapple for decoration
- Add rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, cream, and lemon to the blender.
- Blend for about 25 seconds.
- Pour the mixed drink into the cocktail glass.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice.
- Garnish the rim with the pineapple slice and enjoy.
Variations and tips
The even fruitier Piná Colada:
If you want an even fruitier flavor, replace 2 cl of pineapple juice with a slice of pineapple and crush it first in the blender before adding the other ingredients.
The stronger-tasting Piná Colada:
You can replace half or all of the white rum with dark rum. The cocktail will then taste stronger and make it more “masculine”.
The even creamier Piná Colada:
The more cream you add to the cocktail, the creamier it will be.
You can replace coconut cream with coconut liqueur. Simply increase the amount of cream to achieve the creamy consistency.
The non-alcoholic Piná Colada:
Those who must or want to do without alcohol can leave out the rum. The cocktail is then called Baby Colada, Virgin Colada or Pinita Colada.
The Piná Colada punch:
Before you have to mix a cocktail dream for each guest, you can simply make a punch. All you have to do is multiply the ingredients accordingly.
More decoration ideas
Sugar rims on the cocktail glass: Put some lemon in a bowl and dip the rim of the cocktail glass into it. Then dip it into a bowl filled with sugar. The sugar rim is done, and the glass is ready for the drink.
Tips for allergies
If you are allergic to pineapple, you can replace the pineapple juice with mango juice. It does not taste the same, but it comes close to the original and also tastes delicious.
You can replace the cream with lactose-free cream in case of lactose intolerance. The flavor remains the same.
Where the cocktail can also be found
Due to its popularity, the delicious Piná Colada flavor is not only available in cocktails. It can also be found in pies, cakes, candies, ice cream, scented candles, and shampoos, to name a few.
Why not just slather on some body lotion and smell of vacation all day?