National Piña Colada Day: July 10
Just as there are days to celebrate certain foods, there are days to celebrate beverages. July 10 is National Piña Colada Day.
Those who know Spanish, know the name of the drink "piña colada" means "strained pineapple." The drink originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has been the national drink since 1978. However, you do not have to go there to enjoy that delicious drink.
A few ingredients are included in the traditional recipe.
- pineapple juice
- light rum
- coconut cream
- crushed ice
The drink is beautiful after it is made, but it is made more beautiful with fruit added around the rim. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry. Some drinkers like both of those fruits. Then the glass is topped with a mini umbrella. That's just a pretty decoration and is not edible.
Whether you make your own drink or prefer to get it from an expert at a restaurant or bar, celebrate National Piña Colada Day with the rest of the country!
If you are wondering why some piña coladas appear more yellow or more white, it depends on the ratio of the pineapple juice to the amount of coconut cream you add.
You don’t need to be on a beach in a tropical place to enjoy a piña colada. It is a delicious cocktail no matter where you consume it or when you drink it.
A piña colada is a refreshing drink no matter where you are in the world. You don't have to wait until you go on vacation to have that delicious drink. It could be on a cold winter day, but as soon as you take a few sips, you will enjoy the taste of summer.
A piña colada can be made without the rum. Then it is called virgin piña colada or piñita colada.
How to Make the Drink
You do not have to be an experienced bartender to make a perfect piña colada. It is extremely easy to make.
Simply pour 3 ounces of coconut cream, 6 ounces of pineapple juice and 1 1⁄2 ounces of white rum into a blender or shaker with crushed ice. Blend or shake very well until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a chilled glass, garnish with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry. Add both fruits if you like.
Piña Colada Stemware
The stemware that holds the refreshing drink is just as fascinating as the drink itself. It depends on the restaurant or bar that makes your drink what they will choose for the container of your drink.
The glass could be short or tall. It really doesn't matter. The content inside is what will put a smile on your face.