Today Is National Piña Colada Day!

National Piña Colada Day is here! On National Piña Colada Day, you do not have to be on vacationing somewehere tropical to enjoy one! There are plenty of places close to you that have great Piña Coladas! (My personal fave — The Keg Steakhouse. According to National Day Calendar, the day is observed annually on July 10th.  The Piña Colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail.  Along with rum, a Piña Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice.

Piña Colada means ‘strained pineapple,’ a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink. There are different claims to the invention of the Piña Colada beginning in 1952 in San Juan, each sticking to their story.  The truth is that pineapple and rum have been together from the beginning of the distillation of rum.  The first written reference to a Piña Colada was in 1922.  This recipe, however, did not include coconut.

Info: National Day Calendar


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Scott Fox
Scott Fox