Arguably the cocktail of the year and on a rapid ascension to knocking the Mojito off that top spot, the Pina Colada is this month’s Mixology Group and Title Magazine favourite.
Translating literally as “Strained Pineapple” the Pina Colada is the national drink of Puerto Rico. Dating back to the 1952, it is said to have been created by Ramon ‘Monchito’ Marrero Perez, a bartender in the Caribe Hilton Hotel, who combined Bacardi White rum, Coco Lopez Coconut Cream, freshly pressed pineapple juice and squeezed lime juice.
Blended together with ice, the resulting mixture is the summer destination favourite we all know and love today, creamy, fruity tropical and strong.
MIXOLOGY GROUP PINACOLADA
50ml Bacardi Rum
15ml Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
50ml Pineapple Juice
10ml Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients into a blender with a cup of cubed ice. Blend and pour into a glass of your choice, garnish with a pineapple chunk, a pineapple leaf and a Maraschino cherry.