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Piña Colada - Duppy Style

An absolute classic rum cocktail. Rum, coconut, pineapple – a match made in heaven. We had lots of fun formulating the best Duppy Colada and here is our recipe…

Read on if you wish to find out about the history of this famous cocktail!

  • 50ml Duppy Spiced
  • 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 50ml Pineapple Juice
  • 50ml Coco Lopez coconut puree

Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add cubed ice and shake well. Strain over cubed ice in the cup. Garnish with a pineapple leaf, cherry or pineapple slice. Enjoy! 

Want to flex your Piña Colada knowledge when sipping one with friends? Well here is a history on the cocktail...

The Piña Colada, a beloved tropical cocktail known for its refreshing and fruity flavors, has a rich and intriguing history that spans several centuries. Originating in the Caribbean, particularly Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada has become a symbol of leisure and exoticism.

While the exact origin of the Piña Colada is subject to debate, it is widely believed to have emerged in the early 19th century. Legend has it that Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí concocted a beverage for his crew that contained coconut, pineapple, and rum. This early version, known as "Cofresí's Punch," is considered a precursor to the modern Piña Colada.

However, it was bartender Ramón Marrero who truly popularized the Piña Colada in the mid-20th century. In 1954, Marrero was tasked with creating a signature drink that would capture the essence of the Caribbean at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After months of experimentation, he crafted the now-famous Piña Colada recipe, combining pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and Puerto Rican rum. The cocktail quickly gained popularity among hotel guests and locals, solidifying its status as a tropical delight.

The Piña Colada gained global recognition in 1978 when Rupert Holmes released the hit song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)." The song's infectious melody and lyrical references to the cocktail propelled its popularity even further, firmly embedding the Piña Colada in popular culture.

Today, the Piña Colada remains a cherished beverage associated with tropical vacations, beach bars, and summertime indulgence. Its classic combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum evokes images of palm trees, sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters. Whether enjoyed poolside, at a bustling bar, or in the comfort of one's home, the Piña Colada continues to be a beloved choice for those seeking a taste of paradise in a glass.