National Pina Colada Day 2011 Recipes

By Leidra Horton

Happy National Pina Colada Day Weekend!

August 15, 1954. Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber bar. Ramon Marrero is working at the bar when he comes up with the brilliant idea to add the newly available Coco-Lopez coconut cream product to pineapple juice and rum. The drink becomes an instant hit and is heavily consumed by their wealthy clientèle who will go on to popularize the drink.

Fast forward to 2011 – Pina Coladas are as popular as ever, and no longer restricted to the elite. Recipes are everywhere, and anyone can make (and consume) these summertime favorites. Check out my top 3 favorite recipes below!

Traditional Pina Colada

Fill blender halfway with ice cubes. Add rum, coconut cream, coconut milk and pineapple chunks. Puree. Serve, garnished with a slice of pineapple and maraschino cherry, if desired. Yields 4 servings.

Finest Call Pina Colada

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Garnish with a fresh pineapple slice.

DaVinci Pina Colada Smoothie

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.

Have a pina colada recipe you just can’t help but share? Comment below!

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