The Piña Colada gets a bad rap among cocktail connoisseurs. For years, this classic drink was the star light of the blender boom, a symbol of poolside bars, beach bars and booze cruises. But the tropical cocktail—a mix of rum, coconut, pineapple and lime juice—dates back more than a half century, when the Piña Colada was the drink of the day in the Caribbean. Our recipe silences the blender blades and instead calls for pebble ice and a nice sturdy shake.
- 2 ounces light Caribbean rum
- 1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Garnish: pineapple wedge
- Garnish: pineapple leaf
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously (20-30 seconds).
Strain into a chilled Hurricane glass over pebble ice.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and pineapple leaf.