Pina Colada Cocktail Recipe

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

You can’t get any more tropical than the Piña Colada, a cocktail that encapsulates the fruity flavours of the Caribbean and evokes thoughts of all-inclusive holidays, swaying palm trees, and glorious sunsets. The Piña Colada is a Puerto Rican pineapple coconut drink – in 1978 it was named Puerto Rico’s national drink. Its name means “strained pineapple” in Spanish, referring to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple used in the drink’s preparation in original recipes. The cocktail gained worldwide fame after Rupert Holmes released his 1979 song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", which became a popular hit globally. Whilst a trip to the Caribbean might be off the cards this year, embrace the Scottish summer (where, let's face it, you probably will end up getting caught in the rain) with this recipe for the tropical cocktail staple from Crabbie's.

Prep: 5 mins / Cooking: 0 / Serves: 1

Recipe From: Crabbie’s Yardhead

Photo From: Crabbie’s Yardhead


50ml Yardhead

50ml Pineapple Juice

50ml Coconut water

Squeeze of agave

Squeeze of lemon juice


1. Add all the ingredients together in an ice filled cocktail shaker

2. Give it a good shake and train over fresh ice.

3. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and leaf

4. Kick back in a hammock and soak in the sun with this beautiful pia colada

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