Summer Cocktails 2 of 10
The Piña Colada is the ultimate beach drink. Pineapple juice, coconut milk, and let's not forget that good ol' fashioned rum. The beverage was popularized in Puerto Rico nearly a century ago, though legend has it a Boricua pirate captain came up with the cocktail as a way to appease his grumpy crew.
* Fill blender with ice. Crush ice chunks until it has reached a nice consistency (no large chunks).
* Add one part white rum, one part cream of coconut (such as Coco López), and three parts pineapple juice to the mix
* Blend well. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry
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