Piña Colada

Piña Colada

If you like piña coladas . . .

– Not Warren Buffet

The earliest known piña colada story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresi, to boost his crew’s morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple, and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada. With his death in 1825, the recipe for the piña colada was lost.

But it was found:

In 1954, Bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice.  We have been dancing on the beach ever since.

Piña Colada


  • 2 Oz 2 ounces light rum Bacardi is great
  • 1 1/2 Oz cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 Oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 Oz lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 lime will work
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge
  • Garnish: pineapple leaf


  • Add the rum, cream of coconut and pineapple and lime juices to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a Hurricane glass over crushed Ice
  • Garnish