A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple – serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal.
Pineapple can be chopped 3 months ahead. Keep frozen.
The Piña Colada hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico where it was created by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton in 1954. He mixed up a fruity blend of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice and boom! Everyone’s favourite summer treat was created.
For the next 35 years, Ramon would personally serve his Piña Colada while he bartended at the hotel. Come 1978, the Piña Colada was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico. To make things even more official, Caribe Hilton was presented with a proclamation signed by Puerto Rico’s Governor Sila María Calderón in 2004 in honour of the 50th anniversary of the beverage.
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