While we certainly don’t like getting caught in the rain, but we really, really like Piña Coladas! The secret illuminati of holiday date assigning powers that be decided that today, July 10th, is the official National Piña Colada Day Honestly, who are we to question? Celebrate #ThirstyThursday with National Piña Colada day, today!
My dear friend, John Eason (COO of Serralles USA – so you know he had to name drop some Don Q) to send a special holiday message from him to you … here goes:
“Happy National Pina Colada Day from New Orleans! This iconic cocktail was created by Ramon “Monchito” Marrero in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the El Caribe Hilton. We are proud that he chose the national product of Puerto Rico, Don Q Rum, to make the original drink. Say what you want about the song but you know it’s impossible to ever turn down a well-made Pina Colada! Mine is going to have a float of Don Q Anejo on it. I’ll take a half day to celebrate!” – John Eason (Serralles USA, Chief Operating Officer)
Here are some yummy Piña Colada recipes that you can DIY to celebrate this tropically delicious pineapple & coconut cream cocktail.
Some fun Piña Colada facts:
- A Piña Colada is a tropical rum based cocktail made with coconut cream and pineapple juice. It can be shaken with ice or blended and is usually garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry of if you get real crazy, both!
- The Piña Colada has been Puerto Rico’s national beverage since 1978.
- The Piña Colada was (allegedly) first created on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico by its alleged creator, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero as a drink to satisfy the high-end clientele.
- Piña Colada translates in Spanish for “strained pineapple.”
- This cocktail became hugely popular and widely known from the 1979 hit song by Rupert Holmes, “Escape” aka “The Piña Colada Song” …. you know you love it!
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