National Piña Colada Day falls on July 10 this year and every year. Enjoying such a delicious, tropical cocktail is the perfect way to have fun during the warm weather and lazy days of summer.
First created in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, the Piña Colada was born out of necessity when a bar ran out of coconuts. They used pineapples instead to concoct a drink made with rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ice. Garnishing it with a pineapple wedge or cherry completes the presentation.
Piña Colada Song(Escape)
Piña Coladas are often associated with romance. In fact, there’s even a song called “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” about two people who meet in a bar after each posting a personal ad looking for someone to share their love of Piña Coladas.
Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one or just enjoying a drink on your own, National Piña Colada Day is the perfect excuse to sip this refreshing cocktail.
Piña Colada recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge or cherry.
Piña Colada trivia
- The Piña Colada was named the national drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.
- The Piña Colada was featured in the 1987 film “The Princess Bride.”
- The Piña Colada is the official drink of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
- Piña means pineapple and colada means strained in Spanish.
- The world’s largest Piña Colada(310 liters) was made with a cement mixer.
- Tiki bars generally feature Piña Coladas on their cocktail list.
- The Blue Hawaiian, which adds blue curacao to a classic Piña Colada, is a popular variation.
Raise a glass and enjoy National Piña Colada Day with friends and family.