A piña colada is traditionally comprised of rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, heavy cream and ice, according to the recipe from the Caribe Hilton found on The History Channel website. A popular recipe from The Food Network adds a garnishment of fresh pineapple.
There is some debate regarding the origins of the piña colada. Some claim its roots lie with a 19th century pirate, while others credit the frothy liquor drink to bartenders in various resorts across Puerto Rico, notes The History Channel. As the national drink of Puerto Rico, the piña colada has been a pop culture staple since 1978 when Rupert Holmes sang about the drink in the aptly named song "Escape," more commonly known as “The Piña Colada Song.”