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How to make a classic pina colada. An easy, basic recipe that is the start of the best pina colada classic cocktail.

Classic Pina Colada

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  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream


  • Place your ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice
  • Shake well
  • Strain into your cocktail glass
  • Garnish with pineapple slice


You can find coconut cream with the cocktail making ingredients in the grocery store. You can use coconut milk, but your drink will be thinner and won't have as concentrated a coconut flavor.