piña colada


pi·​ña co·​la·​da ˈpēn-yə-kō-ˈlä-də How to pronounce piña colada (audio) ˈpē-nə- How to pronounce piña colada (audio)
: a tall drink made of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice mixed with ice

Examples of piña colada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His Red Alert hints of a cross between a strawberry daiquiri and a bloody mary but with smoky, peppery notes, while his Coconut-Pina-Guava Fresca evokes a pina colada with a twist. Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024 As with any tropical cocktail like a pina colada, the garnish is an important part of the experience. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 30 July 2023 This pina colada–inspired Tiktok trend brings pineapples to a whole new level. Megan Schaltegger, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 July 2023 In lieu of a cake, the pair opted for mini desserts including hazelnut chocolate mousse cups, mini fruit tarts, mini cannolis and boozy rum pina colada and cookies and cream milkshakes. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 A lot of people don't know, but pina colada originated in Puerto Rico. Stephanie Tharpe, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Sparking cider plus strawberry daiquiri and pina colada mocktails were also served at the bar, since the twins don't drink alcohol. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2023 Slurpee flavors include classics like cherry, Coca-Cola, blue raspberry, peach perfect and pina colada. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 29 June 2023 There is nothing like laying on a beach, sipping a virgin pina colada, and soaking up the sun. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 5 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Spanish, literally, strained pineapple

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piña colada was in 1920

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“Piña colada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pi%C3%B1a%20colada. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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