Strained Pineapple

Hello my friends! I haven’t posted in awhile because I was updating my blog. I don’t know about you but updating it was difficult. I felt like I was learning a new language :/ But here it is now and I hope you enjoy this short but sweet post!

I’ll start by asking, do you like pina coladas? Getting caught in the rain? If that sounds like the pina colada song then you are right, because it is. The title of that song is actually “Escape” by Rupert Holmes. If you want to learn about the pina colada, then keep reading. If you just decided you want a pina colada, then “escape” by trying the recipe below!

What does Pina Colada mean?

Pina Colada actually means strained pineapple! Due to its popularity from both tourists and locals alike, it became the national drink of Puerto Rico in 1978. I mean, who wouldn’t love it?!

Who came up with the recipe for it?

There are many people who cliam they created the popular drink, but I like the story of a Puerto Rican pirate who invented it to improve his crew’s morale.  This deliciously sweet drink would boost my morale! 🙂

What’s in a Pina Colada?

A pina colada consists of Puerto Rican white rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. You will also garnish with a pineapple wedge, a cherry, and/or an umbrella to make it fun!

When is the best time to drink a Pina Colada?

Anytime is the best time! Nothing beats sipping a cold Pina Colada when the sun is shining, the weather is warm, the palm trees are swaying, and the ocean is calm, and the beach is glistening white. But, you better make sure you have one on July 10th because that is National Pina Colada day!

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1 part Puerto Rican white rum

3 parts cream of coconut

3 parts pineapple juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry. Don’t forget about the umbrella 🙂