July 10th Is Pina Colada Day, and Here Is What You Need to Know!
If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, then today is your day!
July 10th, also known as Piña Colada day, is celebrated by beach bums and rum drinkers alike the world over! The origin of the drink, according to legend, dates back to the 19th century, but the popular version of the drink that we know today was created in Puerto Rico in the 1950’s. And thus, the official drink of Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada, was born! The drink remained popular, especially in Puerto Rico, but the Piña Colada officially gained pop culture notoriety when Rupert Holmes released his hit single “Escape” in 1979 (you know the one that goes “if you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…“).
The name Piña Colada literally means “strained pineapple”, as this tropical fruit is the primary ingredient, along with coconut cream and Yolo Rum Silver. To make the Piña Colada, take one part coconut cream, one part Yolo Silver Rum, and three parts pineapple juice, add all ingredients to a shaker with fresh ice, shake, and pour the contents into a Poco Grande glass (Hurricane glass) filled with fresh ice. (You may also blend all the ingredients with crushed ice instead.) Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge. Drink and enjoy!
So regardless of if you are at the beach, or you just wish you were at the beach, now you have every reason you need (as if you needed a reason) to pour yourself a couple Piña Colada drinks, and enjoy the rest of your day!