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How to make the ultimate Piña Colada, because you deserve it

Don't forget the paper umbrella!


This 3-ingredient Piña Colada recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s as refreshing and delicious as ever but the best part? You don't need the sun to be shining to enjoy this flavourful tipple. 

The epitome of sunshine and white sandy beaches, the piña colada can transport you straight to the sandy shores of Puerto Rico in no time at all. Something we could all do with now that winter is coming and any plans of jetting off to a hot, sandy island are officially off the cards. 

Piña colada – Spanish for strained pineapple – was officially invented on August 15, 1954, by a bartender named Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Apparently, the hotel management had expressly requested Monchito to mix a new signature drink that would delight the demanding palates of its exclusive clientele. Monchito accepted the challenge, and after 3 intense months of blending, shaking and experimenting, the first Piña Colada was born.

And while it may take a bit more effort to make than your basic cocktail, it's actually not all that difficult to master at home. You just need a cocktail shaker, rum and some pineapples. And maybe some tropical island music to guide you along the way.

So, we quizzed the experts over at Malibu to discover what it takes to whip up the delicious beverage at home. See the last of those sunshine-filled days out in style with this easy piña colada recipe. 

The ultimate piña colada recipe


  • 50ml Malibu original
  • 75ml pineapple juice
  • 25ml coconut cream


  1. Pour everything into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake, pour and enjoy!

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