This damn fine drink was invented in Puerto Rico in the 1950s and three folks claim to have invented it. Ramon Marrero in 1952, Ricardo Garcia a couple years later, and Ramon Mingot in 1963. Chances are they all made some variation of the same thing. Come on, it’s the Caribbean, I bet they were not the first people to mix rum with coconut and pineapple.
The Pina Colada is the official cocktail of Puerto Rico.You can leave out the heavy cream if you want a more pineapple-y tasting drink, but its best with condensed milk in place of the heavy cream. Condensed milk is super popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico, my dad is from Cuba and him and his side of the family love this stuff. Also this is awesome blended and turned into a slushy.