The History Of Piña Colada

Piña Colada

Today in #CocktailCulture the history of The Piña Colada, the earliest known story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, to boost his crew’s morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous  piña colada. With his death in 1825, the recipe for the piña colada was lost.

Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, a barman from the Caribe Hilton, claims to have created the Piña Colada in 1954, during his days as bartender at that resort. After three months of experimentation, Mr. Marrero finally settled upon the recipe for the Piña Colada, which he felt captured the true nature and essence of Puerto Rico. He continued to serve the drink at the Caribe Hilton for 35 years after its creation and was finally rewarded for his efforts in 1978 when Puerto Rico officially proclaimed the cocktail its national drink.
Caribe Hilton possesses two proclamations that state the hotel is the “Birthplace of the Piña Colada”. One proclamation was given by Puerto Rico Governor Sila M. Calderón in 2000, and the other was given in 2014 by Governor Alejandro García Padilla as part of the Piña Colada 60th Anniversary celebrations.

Recipe for the Piña Colada

Today in #CocktailCulture the recipe for the Piña Colada:
You can find many variations for this cocktail, I’m gonna bring you the way that I like to do it and if you want I can do one for any of you, when come to visit me ?.
In your mixing glass add 4 cubes of fresh pineapple
1 spoon of sugar and muddle
after add 1oz of Coco Lopez (coconut cream)
1oz of pineapple juice
1oz of light rum
1/2oz of Malibu and optional a dash of tiki bitters, fill with ice and shake very hard, then transfer direct to the glass and garnish with a pineapple leave and pineapple slim rectangle or similar. Note: I like it on the rocks and don’t frozen but is your election when you do it, also when I can I add flamed cinnamon on the top.

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