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How to Make a Pi̱a Colada

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Instructions

  • Step 1: Pour into blender Pour the rum, crème of coconut, and fresh pineapple into the blender.
  • TIP: 3 oz. of canned pineapple will work just as well, but rinse it in cold water first to get rid of that canned flavor. If you’re really desperate, use pineapple juice.
  • Step 2: Blend Add the ice and blend on high for about 15 seconds, or until you don’t hear the ice cubes rattling anymore. Your drink should look smooth and creamy.
  • Step 3: Pour into glass Pour the drink into the glass.
  • TIP: For some added zing, float a half a shot of dark rum or a fruit liqueur into your drink by pouring it slowly over the back of a spoon.
  • Step 4: Garnish Garnish with a Maraschino cherry, pineapple slice, and—for the full tropical effect—a tiny paper umbrella.
  • FACT: The Piña Colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico—though an earlier version originated in Cuba.

You Will Need

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. cru00e8me of coconut
  • 3 oz. fresh pineapple
  • 1 c. ice
  • An extra slice of pineapple
  • A Maraschino cherry
  • A measuring jigger
  • A blender
  • And a tall glass
  • 3 oz. canned pineapple or pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz. dark rum or fruit liqueur
  • A long spoon
  • And a small paper umbrella

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