July 10th is officially National Piña Colada Day, so grab your tiny drink umbrellas and find a pool to lounge by because it’s time to celebrate!
You might be familiar with the fruity drink consisting of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice but do you know the history behind it?
The Piña Colada that we all know and love was first mixed at Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. Ramón personally served his signature cocktail to customers while he worked as a bartender at the hotel for 35 years. In 1978, the Piña Colada was named the official drink of Puerto Rico!
Want to make your own Piña Colada using the original recipe? No worries, we found it for you!
- 2 ounces of white rum
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- 6 ounces of fresh pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of crushed ice
Add the rum, coconut cream, heavy cream, and pineapple juice in a blender. Add the ice and blend until smooth (about 15 seconds). Serve in a glass, garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry!