Feeling like getting caught in the rain? Today is National Piña Colada Day, and it’s time to make one, find some dunes, and make some love at midnight.
This frozen frothy delight hails from Puerto Rico, home of other equally wonderful gifts to us: Rosario Dawson, Ricky Martin, and asopao. The coconut pineapple taste of Puerto Rico was created in or around 1954, although by whom is disputed. It might take a bit of extra time, prep, and a trip to the grocery but get your Caribbean on.
This traditional Piña Colada (as made by those with time and love) is purported to be the original according to History.com.
CARIBE HILTON’S PIÑA COLADA RECIPE
2 ounces rum (white - we used Bacardi)
1 ounce cream of coconut
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
Mix rum, cream of coconut, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add ice and mix for 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.