If you are finding it rather difficult to spend your time with this Stay at Home that the Coronavirus pandemic has forced on us, how about the scenario where you can enjoy your day with some special reason? Well, we have a reason for you today – The National Piña Colada Day, one of the most important events for the fans of the drink.
What is Piña Colada?
If you are wondering what Piña Colada is all about, let us introduce you to the sweet and delicious companion to your rum. It is, in fact, a sweet and frosty concoction of pineapple, rum, and coconut cream. The delicacy was first created in 1954 in Puerto Rico. Of course, the history of Piña Colada as the original Puerto Rican delicacy is a matter of debate. Still, the first instance of the preparation of Piña Colada has been attributed to the bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero who first prepared it at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 16, 1954.
The term Piña Colada stands for strained pineapple. This is perhaps in an indication to a pressed and strained pineapple from which you prepare the juice.
How to celebrate National Piña Colada Day?
The National Piña Colada Day is not only about the drink alone. It can be everything about Piña Colada and everything associated with it.
There are a host of things that you can celebrate your Piña Colada and some of which can be
1. Have it on the beach
The original Piña Colada was prepared on an island. While we cannot go all the way to an island to celebrate the day, but how about enjoying the special drink on a seashore, on a beach? Drink it at the same place that it is being served for more than sixty years now.
2. Go for a Local variety
We all know by now that the Piña Colada was invented in Puerto Rico. Of course, there are people who would like to debate on it, but still, it has now been a common agreed point that the delicious drink has been considered to be of Puerto Rican origin. How about learning it from a Puerto Rican. Of course, you need not go to Puerto Rico for that (or on second thoughts, it should not be a bad idea either!). With technology by your side, you can learn the original Puerto Rican dish easily.
3. Party in a vintage way!
Piña Colada was first created in 1954. If you really want to celebrate it in the right spirit, it may be a good idea to check it out if you can throw a vintage themed party. Plan it with your like-minded friends and throw a nostalgic party themed on the Puerto Rico of the 1950s.
And yes, when you indulge in enjoying the best experience in terms of enjoying the best ever National Piña Colada Day, do not forget that the Piña Colada also has a song dedicated to it – The Piña Colada song penned by Rupert Holmes.