The origins of the pina colada are unknown, but it has become one of the most popular tropical cocktails, regardless of the destination. The recipe for a pina colada developed by the International Bartenders Association includes equal parts rum and coconut cream, mixed with pineapple juice and blended (see Resources). Get yourself a blender and some cocktail glasses, and you will be enjoying pina coladas in no time.

Things You'll Need

Put 1 cup of crushed ice in the blender.

Pour 1 oz. white rum in the blender.

Add 1 oz. coconut cream.

Pour 3 oz. pineapple juice into the mix.

Blend until the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Add additional crushed ice if your pina colada is too thin.

Pour the pina colada into a large glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry, fresh pineapple or sliced strawberries.


  • Make multiple pina coladas at the same time by tripling the ingredients.

  • To whip up a quick batch of pina coladas, try one of the premade mixes sold in liquor and grocery stores.

  • You can make a chi-chi cocktail by substituting vodka for rum, or a strawberry pina colada by blending three or four sliced strawberries with the other ingredients.