National Pina Colada Day

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2023 DateJuly 10, 2023
2024 DateJuly 10, 2024

National Pina Colada Day

National Pina Colada Day encourages the consumption of the beverage. Pina colada is a concoction made of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum. The beverage was first made in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1954. Ramon Monchito Marrero was credited with the origin of the Pina Colada.

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National Pina Colada Day facts

  • Piña means pineapple and colada means strained in Spanish. Together the cocktail translates to strained pineapple, thus making pineapple juice an essential ingredient in the drink.
  • It is believed that the piña colada was created in 1954 by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s said Marrero was asked to create a signature drink and that he took 3 months to come up with the recipe for the piña colada.
  • A traditional piña colada with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice can have as many as 650 calories.

Top things to do for National Pina Colada Day

  • Visit your local bar and order piña coladas. You can also try variations such as a blue Hawaiian which has blue curacao added to the classic cocktail.
  • Make piña coladas! Here is a tasty recipe.
  • Invite friends over for a cocktail night. You can provide ingredients and fruit for different variations.

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