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A colada is a refreshing Spanish drink made with rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice. It is often served in a tall glass with a straw. The word colada means "strained" in Spanish, referring to the straining of the coconut milk.
The earliest known recipe for a colada dates back to the 18th century, when it was included in a cookbook from the Canary Islands. This recipe called for milk, sugar, and rum, but no pineapple juice. It is likely that the pineapple juice was added later, as it is not native to the Canary Islands.
The colada became popular in Cuba in the 19th century, where it was often served in a porcelain cup with a lid and straw. Cuban immigrants later brought the colada to Miami, where it became a staple at Cuban cafes.
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