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Piña Colada

The piña colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.

Rum cocktail
Hurricane glass
Coconut
Pineapple

Ingredients

  • 3 cl (one part) white rum
  • 3 cl (one part) coconut milk
  • 9 cl (3 parts) pineapple juice

Mixing instructions

There are many recipes of how to make a piña colada but the one that his friends tell in the book of José L. Díaz de Villegas to be the original recipe created by Monchito, is the following:

"Pour 3 ounces of coconut cream, 6 ounces of pineapple juice and 11⁄2 ounces of white rum into a blender or shaker with crushed ice, and blend or shake very well until smooth. Pour into chilled glass, garnish with pineapple wedge and/or a maraschino cherry."

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Originof Piña Colada

The name Piña Colada literally means strained pineapple, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation.

Three Puerto Rican bartenders contest the ownership of their national drink. Ramón 'Monchito' Marrero Pérez claims to have first made it at the Caribe Hilton Hotel's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan on 15 August 1952, using the then newly-available Coco López cream of coconut. Coco López was developed in Puerto Rico in 1948 by Don Ramón López-Irizarry, hence the Puerto Rican connection and the 1952 account of the drink's creation. Some say the drink did not acquire its name until the 1960s.

Ricardo García, who also worked at the Caribe, says that it was he who invented the drink, while Ramón Portas Mingot says he created it in 1963 at the Barrachina Restaurant, 104 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan. The restaurant stands by his claim to this day.

The Caribe Hilton Hotel sits on a 17-acre peninsula outside San Juan and was the first luxury hotel to open in the region, becoming a popular destination for the rich and famous who helped spread word of the drink.
 
National Piña Colada Day is celebrated on the islands on 10 July.
This cocktail has been famous in Puerto Rico since 1978, and it became more widely known after Rupert Holmes released his 1979 song "Escape", commonly known as "The Piña Colada Song".

Variationsof Piña Colada

Virgin piña colada

Ingredients

(one part) coconut milk
(3 parts) pineapple juice

Mixing Instructions

Pour 3 ounces of coconut cream and 6 ounces of pineapple juice into a blender or shaker with crushed ice, and blend or shake very well until smooth.

Pour into chilled glass, garnish with pineapple wedge.
Staten island ferry

Ingredients

  • (one part) Malibu Rum
  • (one part) Pineapple juice

Mixing Instructions

A Staten Island Ferry is a cocktail consisting of equal parts Malibu Rum and pineapple juice served over ice.

In flavor it resembles a Piña Colada but does not require coconut cream.
Amaretto colada

Ingredients

  • 3 cl (one part) amaretto
  • 3 cl (one part) coconut milk
  • 9 cl (3 parts) pineapple juice

Mixing Instructions

Pour 3 ounces of coconut cream, 6 ounces of pineapple juice and 11⁄2 ounces of amaretto into a blender or shaker with crushed ice, and blend or shake very well until smooth.

Pour into chilled glass, garnish with pineapple wedge.

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