What is a piña colada, its origin and why you should drink one

Did you know that this tropical drink officially celebrated its 65th anniversary a few years ago? However, people still don’t fully agree with its creation.

One of the most talked about rumors is that in the early 19th century, when pirates still sailed the Caribbean, it was Roberto Cofresí, the famous Puerto Rican pirate, who first mixed the ingredients of Piña Colada.

According to some Puerto Ricans, the famous pirate Roberto Cofresí was the first to mix the ingredients of the Piña Colada.

Supposedly on his ship El Mosquito, Cofresí mixed the rum he had on board with natural pineapple and coconut juice and offered it to his crew to boost their morale in times of need.

The pirate happens to be Puerto Rican as well, however, all the stories share this one fact, the drink was born in Puerto Rico.

Thrill with a single drink.

The real drink comes down to three basic ingredients. Not those ready-made supermarket mixes, authentic Flavors of the Caribbean: rum, coconut and pineapple.

Some argue about the importance of coconut fruit, others replace it with coconut flavored evaporated milk. It’s a matter of preferences, but we can tell you one thing, after drinking one, you’ll want the next.

The drink was first made in 1954

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is the birthplace of the Piña Colada.

In 1954, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was asked to create a drink that anyone had never tasted before to lure customers.

No one expected that this mix of ingredients would result in a drink that would become world famous and became the national drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.

To know how to make a Piña Colada correctly, get your mixer ready, get in a beach mood and get ready to learn about this cool and creamy classic.

Coconut cream is key

Although some people substitute coconut for coconut milk and sugar syrup, coconut cream is the key ingredient for a delicious Piña Colada experience.

It is made with boiled coconut milk and sugar.

White rum is best

Mainly because it has a more neutral flavor and allows you to better taste the ingredients, although you can always experiment and achieve a flavor that is unique to you.

Cube ice gives a better texture

To make the drink thick at its right point you should mix whole ice cubes to achieve its famous voluptuousness.

The perfect pineapples are the right way

Drinking a piña colada inside a pineapple is the right way, only this way it is best enjoyed on the beach, while gazing at the waves and taking shade under the palm trees.

You can smell the ocean, feel the sun and savor a refreshing cocktail balanced with sweetness, creaminess and a little acidity.

Visit us now and order your original piña colada, with the Red Pelican stamp.