Recipe by Nar Hk
While not all cocktails have a definitive origin story, the Piña Colada has a clear birthdate: 1954. That year, Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender at the legendary Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, dreamed up this delightful blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. Marrero’s drink became so famous that in 1978 the Pina Colada was deemed the official drink of Puerto Rico, and in 2004 the governor of the island presented the Caribe Hilton with an official proclamation marking the 50th anniversary of the cocktail.
The Piña Colada is a drink that screams “summertime,” but you can enjoy some of the finest flavors of Puerto Rico combined in a glass, no matter what the season is!Ingredients:
- 2 oz. Puerto Rican gold rum 2 oz
- 2 oz. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
- 3 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 cup of fresh ice
- Pour the 2 oz. of Puerto Rican gold rum, along with 2 oz. of Coco Lopez cream of coconut, 3 0z. of pineapple juice, and 1 cup of crushed ice.
- Blend all the ingredients together and pour into a 12 oz glass.
- Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry, and serve. Couldn’t be more simple!