Cocktail Hour!

28 May

Pina Colada

Today’s Feature: Pina Colada.

Unwind your day with a cool glass of Pina Colada originated from the beautiful caribbean island Puerto Rico.

1 1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
2 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce dark rum
Pineapple slices

Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

The Pina Colada has become probably the world’s most famous way to use pineapple juice. With a name that literally means “pressed pineapple”, this drink was actually concocted not by a Caribbean resident, but by a man named Ricardo Garcia, who was born in Barcelona in 1914. It is said he invented it by accident, when coconut cutters went on strike and Mr Garcia needed something to put in the drinks he was serving guests at the Caribe Hilton Hotel on Puerto Rico. He used pineapples instead to house the Coco-Loco cocktails he made, and added crushed iced and strained pineapple, and the pina colada was born.

Sources: Food Network , Caribbean Cocktails

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