Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Start Your Next Cruise With A Piña Colada

What does the Cruise Diva have in common with Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne? We've all enjoyed a Piña Colada at the Caribe Hilton.

National Piña Colada Day is coming up next week on July 10th and the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico is sharing their recipe, which was originally created at the hotel in 1954 by bartender Ramón "Monchito" Marrero. He continued to serve the fruity tropical concoction at the hotel for 35 years and left quite the legacy, as the Piña Colada is now the official drink of Puerto Rico!

You can enjoy the same drink Monchito created and personally served to Caribe Hilton guests, including the luminaries mentioned above.

The original Piña Colada recipe is:
Ramón "Monchito" Marrero
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
Pineapple wedge & maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour rum, coconut cream, cream, and pineapple juice in blender. Add ice. Blend for 15 seconds. Pour into a 12-ounce glass. Add garnishes.

For those who prefer a tasty non-alcoholic Virgin Colada, just leave out the rum.

Of course many of us order a Piña Colada during cruises. If you'd like to learn more about Ramón "Monchito" Marrero and his famous concoction, visit Bon Voyage Drinks, Chill Out With a Piña Colada.

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