It was the end of the 70s and Rupert Holmes unleashed upon the world his magnum opus about unexciting marriages and adulterous spouses in the age before internet dating. ‘If you like Piña Coladas, getting caught in the rain” opens the second verse.
Piña Colada (Rum, Pineapple and Coconut Cocktail) is a drink that suggests tropics, beach, and sunny days under palm trees (and, apparently, adultery).
The popular drink has its origins in the neighboring island of Puerto Rico, possibly its most famous export. The mixture of pineapple, coconut and rum is, as a matter of fact, Puerto Rico’s official beverage.
The good news is that it is very easy to make. And once you do it, you’ll be the most popular person amongst your friends.
- 3 cups of diced fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup of white rum
- 3 cups of coconut cream
- 3 cups of ice cubes
- 1/4 cup of sugar , or to taste
- Pineapple for decorating
Mix all the ingredients (minus sugar) and blend well. Add sugar to taste while still blending.
Decorate with a slice of pineapple. Serve immediately.
If you use sweetened coconut cream you'll have to make adjustments to the amount of sugar added.