Cool Down With A Creamy Piña Colada

Delight your tastebuds with this tropical delight

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

July 10, 2022

If you haven’t yet enjoyed a piña colada this summer, you can make it official (today) July 10th, National Piña Colada Day. Here’s a breezy recipe with some cool facts about the rum-based drink.

Piña Colada, the Spanish term for “strained pineapple,” is the national drink in Puerto Rico. The sweet mix of cream of coconut, pineapple juice, ice, and white rum, originated on the Island of San Juan. Puerto Rico is responsible for over 70 percent of the rum sold in the United States. The identity of the person who created the piña colada, perhaps a bartender, or the Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, remains an unresolved mystery and controversy. But there’s little dispute this tropical delight can keep you cool this summer, in or out of the rain.

- 2 ounces cream of coconut
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 cup ice
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- Pineapple wedge and Maraschino cherry for garnish
- Optional: Whipped cream

In a blender, mix the cream of coconut, pineapple juice, ice, and rum until ingredients are blended smoothly. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

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