Definition of pina colada in English:

pina colada


  • A cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice, and coconut.

    • ‘In theory, it's more dangerous to stroll along a palm-fringed beach with a pina colada than it is to jump in the sea with a cut finger.’
    • ‘And what better way to end a day of field work than to come home to a pint-sized pina colada.’
    • ‘The night before we left I drank a pina colada from a slushy machine and danced with Skip on the beach.’
    • ‘We have very unique flavours like pina colada and apple crumble, and there are very few preservatives.’
    • ‘Listening to her soft, honeyed voice on a summer's evening, you may be forgiven for thinking you were on a warm beach sipping a pina colada, instead of wrapped up indoors during a miserable British July.’
    • ‘I order a pina colada in a green plastic cup with orange trim and mingle while Judith talks to Mark.’
    • ‘Someone has to keep running in and out of the house to mix up a fresh batch of pina coladas, margaritas and the like.’
    • ‘Steeped in local history, this slightly sweet liquor, made from sugarcane or molasses (a by-product of sugar refining), gives daiquiris and pina coladas their kick.’
    • ‘He orders a pina colada, me a Cuba libre, which arrives with the cola in a separate carafe.’
    • ‘It's not like you can walk into your backyard and pluck a pina colada off the cocktail tree.’
    • ‘The chain even offers an Irish version of a pina colada with Irish whiskey liquor.’
    • ‘Now, tell me all about your trip, Eden asked, sipping some pina colada from an oversized pink straw in an oversized wine glass.’
    • ‘Stretching out on a sun-drenched beach with a pina colada is most people's idea of a relaxing holiday.’
    • ‘But as everyone who has read Treasure Island knows, there's more to paradise than pina colada.’
    • ‘Before slipping into your room's deep, marble bathtub or between the 300-thread-count sheets, sip a pina colada on the main building's back porch, gaze at the moonlit ocean and try to remind yourself it's not a mirage.’
    • ‘The next time you're floating around your pool, pina colada in hand, you should rest assured that putting off that lawn mowing isn't the only way you're cutting down on energy.’
    • ‘‘A virgin margarita, and a virgin pina colada for the lovely lady’ Damien said, turning to the bartender.’
    • ‘What I'd give for a cool pina colada and some inspiration right now.’
    • ‘Regis, who's certainly earned a vacation, kicked back with a pina colada and got a tan on a Caribbean cruise.’
    • ‘Geoff makes one hell of a pina colada.’


From Spanish piña colada, literally ‘strained pineapple’.


pina colada

/ˌpiːnə kəˈlɑːdə/