Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain? We do too! This iconic frozen drink highlights the most delicious ingredients the islands have to offer: rum, coconut cream, and pineapple. Substituting piña colada mix makes this easy cocktail even easier, and we have plenty of piña colada recipes. Puerto Rico can’t be wrong in making it their national drink!
Delicious, cold, and creamy, piña coladas are the perfect drink during a tropical cruise or to enjoy beach-side. Even if you’re not cruising or beach ballin’, having one of these bad boy cocktails certainly makes you feel like you are. They are as versatile as they are tasty because they are enjoyable in just about any form. Tipsy Bartender recipes cover everything from the classic colada to jello shots. With this many recipes, there is something for everyone.
But where did piña colada drinks come from? How in the pineapple did it come to be?
The origin of the piña colada is disputed across centuries and continents, but the earliest record of this pineapple coconut drink comes from the 19th century, from Puerto Rican pirate, Roberto Cofresi. Cofresi allegedly created his version of the colada as a morale booster for his crew, and there is no way it didn’t work. Ramón “Monchito” Marrero also claims the piña colada in 1954 while bartending at the Caribe Hilton Hotel. Marrero accounts that he wanted to make a drink capturing the spirit of Puerto Rico, and he did a pretty excellent job. Not long after, Barrachina, a restaurant in Puerto Rico, disputed Marrero’s claim. Barrachina claims Don Ramon Portas Mingot as the creator in 1963.
Because we don’t have a time machine, the origin of this delicious, creamy cocktail will remain frozen in time. Piña colada recipes continue to evolve to become more creative. But they’re still just as delicious as the day they were born.
Here it is, folks, the Classic Piña Colada cocktail recipe!
Blue Passion Piña Colada
Stoke your sensual side with this Blue Passion Piña Colada, which mixes up rum, Alizé Blue, and piña colada mix.
Blue Piña Colada
The Blue Piña Colada is a unique take on the classic poolside sipper.
Caramel Banana Colada
If you want a blended cocktail that'll blow your mind, try out this Caramel Banana Colada.
Bubble Gum Colada
The Bubble Gum Colada is a gorgeous pink cocktail for all you tipsy princesses out there.
Banana Pina Colada
Banana Foster Colada
Classic Piña Colada
The Chocolate Colada is honestly the best dessert twist on the classic piña colada.
Cool Colada Shooters
If you love piña coladas and little shooters, you need to try these Cool Colada Shooters.
Midori Piña Colada
It's the Midori Piña Colada, people, and it's a beautiful green rum cocktail recipe all you melon lovers need to try!
Passion Fruit Piña Colada
If you plan on spending any time near a beach or pool and want a delicious boozy drink in your hand, check out this Passion Fruit Piña Colada!
Green Tea Shot
Go green with this Irish whiskey shot! Even though this Green Tea Shot doesn't actually contain green tea, it still somehow tastes as if it does.
420 Liquid Marijuana Jungle Juice
Get litty with this tropical melon rum punch recipe!
Pink Panty Dropper Punch
This beerified vodka lemonade will have you holding on to your panties. So grab a glass and sip on this perfect pink vodka punch recipe.
This berry vodka mixed drink is way tastier than the name suggests. Hydrate while you drink by combining vodka, Triple Sec, Mixed Berry Powerade, and lemon lime soda.
This luscious-tasting lagoon cocktail combines vodka, Blue Curaçao, lemonade, and lime juice.
Taste the Rainbow
Taste the rainbow with this colorful fruity layered vodka cocktail recipe.
Captain on Acid Shot
Whip up one or a few of these layered coconut rum shots. With pineapple juice, grenadine, and blue curacao, it’s one colorful shooter recipe.
Jamaican Rum Punch
This classic rum punch recipe is heavy on the punch with three types of rum, tropical fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine.
This classic tropical cocktail will have you feeling like its namesake with three types of rum, apricot brandy, pineapple and citrus juice, and a touch of grenadine.
With one side a strawberry daiquiri and the other a creamy pina colada, you can have the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 fruity frozen cocktail.