National Piña Colada Day: A Few Easy Piña Colada Recipes

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July 10 is National Piña Colada Day, so raise your glass in celebration! Or you might just hum a few bars from “The Piña Colada Song” by Rupert Holmes (1979): “Do you like piña coladas? Getting caught in the rain?”

The name piña colada means strained pineapple, a reference to the pineapple fruit juice that is used in the drink. To honor this festive occasion, here are a few recipes for some tasty piña coladas. This first one is from

First, you will need the following:

  • One and one-half cups of ice
  • One-half cup of frozen diced pineapple
  • Two ounces of pineapple juice
  • Two ounces of Coco Lopez coconut cream
  • One and one-half ounces of white rum
  • One ounce of dark rum
  • Pineapple slices

Place the pineapple, ice, pineapple juice, white and dark rum and coconut cream into a blender. Blend until the mix is frosty and smooth and then pour into two glasses. Garnish with pineapple slices.

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Here is another one from

You will need:

  • One and one-half ounces of coconut cream
  • One and one-half ounces of pineapple juice
  • One ounce of aged rum
  • One ounce of coconut rum
  • A splash of coconut milk
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and add one cup of ice. Blend the mixture on high setting until it is smooth. Pour it into a tall glass and add the pineapple garnish.

Here is another version of the piña colada, called the Dressed Up Piña Colada from

You will need:

  • Three ounces of Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Three tablespoons of coconut milk
  • Three tablespoons of crushed pineapple
  • One and one-half ounces of whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup

Make an up-and-down pattern inside the glass with the chocolate syrup. Take the rum, pineapple and coconut milk and blend it with two cups of crushed ice on high for just a few seconds (until the ice chunks are gone). Pour the mix into a glass and topped with whipped cream.

Don’t forget: July 10 is National Piña Colada Day. Visit a Mattito’s near you soon.

Photo: Achim Schleuning, via Wikimedia Commons